The Sandy City Community Development Department is accepting funding request applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received through the CARES Act. The CDBG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and households by funding projects that provide essential public services, revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities. In addition to meeting CDBG requirements, proposed projects, programs, and services funded with the CARES Act funds must prevent, prepare for, and respond to Covid-19.
Sandy City has been awarded $234,295 in CDBG funds. It is expected that funding will be allocated to organizations, including those who may have already been approved for CDBG funding for 2020-2021, that generally meet one of the following criteria:
- Organizations that have been impacted (costs, demand, etc.) by the coronavirus pandemic and that provide CDBG-eligible programs or services to Sandy City residents, households, or businesses.
- Organizations that intend to utilize the CARES Act funding to assist Sandy City residents, households, or businesses mitigate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through CDBG-eligible activities.