Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Since 2012, South Jordan City has received Community Development Block Grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These federal funds are intended to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The City’s CDBG program supports family and individual stability, self-reliance, and prosperity by administering these funds each year.

The City receives approximately $220,000 each year. Of each year’s grant, 15% is used for public services; 20% is used for administering the program. The remaining funds are used for hard-cost projects that improve opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons, such as neighborhood improvements.

Helps for Residents

The City funds services for residents through several partnerships. If you or someone you know is in need of services, please reach out directly to the following entities. You may receive assistance free of charge.

  • Mortgage Assistance

  • Mental Health Services

    • Suncrest Counseling provides four free counseling sessions to low- and moderate-income residents affected by the pandemic in any way. Call Kelly Jo Tingey at the South Jordan location to schedule.
  • Rental Assistance

    • Utah Community Action helps with case management and emergency rental payments made directly to landlords. Funds are available for low- and moderate-income residents experiencing any type of need, including those affected by COVID-19.
  • Food

  • Domestic Violence Assistance

  • Homeless Services

    • The Road Home and the INN Between are available to assist those experiencing homelessness, including those needing medical care.

What Qualifies As Low- and Moderate-Income?

HUD publishes income limits to determine eligibility for different HUD programs.  The income limits are based on the median family income for an area.  The median income for the Salt Lake County area, including South Jordan, for FY 2021 is $92,900. Households making 80% or less of the median income, based on household size, qualify as low- and moderate-income. Income is projected based on current income going forward, not retrospectively. So if you’ve had a recent income loss, you may qualify regardless of past income.

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Max Annual Income 51,650 59,000 66,400 73,750 79,650 85,550 91,450 97,350

The limits above apply from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Individuals in the following categories automatically qualify regardless of income for some types of activities: abused children, adults experiencing domestic and dating violence, elderly persons, adults meeting the Census definition of “severely disabled,” homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS, and migrant farmworkers.

The City also identifies areas with high percentages of low- and moderate-income residents to determine whether larger projects can be undertaken in an area (such as road improvements). A map of those areas is available here.

Announcements & Public Notices

Per HUD’s requirements, the City issues 5-year Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, year-end reviews (CAPER), and a Citizen Participation Plan. All plans undergo a 30-day public comment period. Notice of review periods are provided below. The public is welcome and encouraged to comment on the plans and programs at any time during the year through written comments and at public hearings (held in the fall and spring).

Notice is hereby given that the South Jordan City Council will hold an in-person public hearing on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, beginning at 6:30 PM in the South Jordan City Hall, located at 1600 W. Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, Utah, for the purpose of receiving public input on and reviewing each of the following:

  1. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2020–21 program year. The CAPER reviews spending and accomplishments for the City’s $235,154 CDBG award.
  2. Community needs generally for the 2022–2023 CDBG program year.

The meeting may also be joined virtually via phone and video conferencing. All those who desire to attend the meeting via Zoom, please visit for further instructions on the day of the meeting. Ability to connect and comment is dependent on an individual’s internet connection, not the City. To assure your comments are reviewed and included in the record, written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting by emailing Katie Olson at, by 3:00 p.m. on September 7, 2021.

The 2020 CAPER will be available for public review and comment from Aug. 22, 2021, to Sept. 21, 2021, on this website under Plans and Reports; by hard copy at City Hall, the Community Center, and the Public Works Building; and upon request. Funding request applications for the 2022-23 CDBG program year will be available in late October on this website, and must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2022. The City will provide reasonable accommodations, including necessary interpretation, translation, and technical assistance, for all timely requests. For all inquiries, contact Katie Olson at or 801-254-3742. The hearing impaired may call 7-1-1 to contact TDD Utah Relay.

The City has submitted two projects to upgrade ADA ramps throughout the City. HUD approved the 2020 ADA ramp project. Approval of the 2021 project is pending. In order to be more cost-effective, the City will bid both projects as one. Since this may result in pre-award costs, HUD requires the City to inform residents of the extent to which these pre-award costs will affect future grants. It is anticipated that there will be no effect on future grants since the ADA ramp upgrades are a well-established CDBG activity.

The 2021-22 Annual Action Plan (AAP) has been submitted to HUD. The AAP details how South Jordan intends to spend CDBG funds to benefit residents.

In summary, the City plans to allocate its $227,359 award to the following activities:

  • ADA Ramp Upgrades, $148,942
  • The Road Home, $7,892
  • South Valley Sanctuary, $7,892
  • The Legal Aid Society, $2,546
  • UCA Food Resource Centers, $10,184
  • The INN Between, $5,092
  • Long-range city planning and grant administration, $44,811

The full text of the plan is linked under Plans & Reports below.

General Information

Contact Info

Katie Olson
City of South Jordan
1600 W. Towne Center Drive
South Jordan, UT 84095
o: 801-446-HELP
c: 801-661-8179

Yearly Timeline

The CDBG program year runs from July 1 to June 30.

Application Deadline: January 31

AAP Review & Comments: February/March

AAP Public Hearing: April

AAP Submittal: May

Environmental Reviews: June

Subrecipient Agreements: June

CAPER Review & Comments: August

CAPER Public Hearing: September

CAPER Submittal: September

Applications Open: Late October to Early November

*Timeline is subject to change. Confirm specific dates with the CDBG Coordinator.