Congress created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with the enactment of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the CDBG Program, annually allocates these funds in a single or "block" grant to eligible cities, counties and states with the objective of improving communities. The funds are then distributed to municipalities, organizations and groups through a competitive proposal process.
Congress developed the CDBG program to benefit low-income and moderate-income persons. In order to be eligible for these funds, a project must meet one of the three National Objectives. The principle National Objective states that the project must primarily benefit persons of low- and moderate-income and be an eligible activity.
Reference List for West Jordan Service Providers
Energy Efficient Community Block Grant Program
CITY OF WEST JORDAN APPROVED EECBG PROGRAM
APPROVED AND FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ON NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Street Lighting/Traffic Control
Street & Parking Lot Light Upgrades
Traffic Signal Upgrade
Traffic Synchronization Study
1. This activity will replace street/park lights with 70 to 250 watt LED fixtures which are dark sky compliant. This will include replacing all street light fixtures, connections to the electrical grid with a fusible disconnect, removing all wire from the series circuit and replacing mounting arms, as needed. Approximately, 200 street lights, 130 parking lot lights, and 130 park lights will be replaced.
2. This activity will replace traffic signal lighting elements at 24 intersections with approximately 673 LEDs. In addition, installation of 8 solar-flashing crosswalk signs at 4 intersections.
3. In conjunction with the traffic signal LED replacement, a traffic light synchronization study will be undertaken and implemented to increase better traffic flow and reduce existing idling times.
City Buildings Retrofits
City Hall & Senior Center Lighting System Upgrade and Mechanical System Re-commissioning
1. This activity will upgrade all T-12 lighting fixtures with T-8 energy efficient systems at both buildings.
2. In addition to lighting upgrades, this activity will provide for the re-commissioning and upgrade of the existing mechanical systems at each building.
Commercial Audits & Retrofits
Revolving Loan Program for Commercial Building Retrofits
1. This activity will provide 0% interest loans to existing businesses wishing to install energy efficient systems in their buildings.
City Building Energy Audits
City Hall and Senior Center Energy Audits
1. The initial audit phase will establish a baseline of existing energy usage from which future program benefits can be determined.
2. The final audit phase will be undertaken after all activities are completed. This phase will identify the final results and energy savings to be reported to the City and the Department of Energy.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Program
Consolidated Plan Substantial Amendment
In order to be eligible to receive funds under the CDBG-R the City is required to complete a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan. This proposed amendment will incorporate the CDBG-R funds and establish goals, objective and strategies the City will use to administer and commit these funds.
Description of the Activities to be funded with CDBG-R Funds.
The City has chosen the following project for funding with CDBG-R funds appropriated to the City of West Jordan:
ADA Accessibility Ramps $ 132,778
Construct ADA access ramps in CDBG eligible areas at street corners to eliminate curbs as hazards to facilitate pedestrian access through residential blocks and streets for all residents but especially people using wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other mobility aids.
This project meets the National Objective by benefitting low and moderate income persons benefit. This project falls into the Public Facilities and Improvements eligible activity (matrix code 03L - sidewalks).
The City of West Jordan will submit the proposed substantial amendment to the Department of Housing & Urban Development on or before May 29, 2009. Comments and information submitted prior to this date will be included in the substantial amendment. It is the purpose of this notice to fulfill the 7-Day public notice requirement as set forth under the CDBG-R Program.
Any questions concerning this public notice or persons wishing to submitted comments should contact Charles Tarver, CDBG/Grants Coordinator at (801) 569-5062. The City of West Jordan provides accommodations, non-English speaking services and auxiliary communication aids and services for all citizens in need of assistance. Persons requesting these accommodations should call the City Recorder at (801) 569-5115, giving a 3-day notice prior to requiring these services.
Projects eligible for CDBG funding include:
Public Improvements: Street reconstruction and improvements, park improvements, ADA curb cuts and sidewalk improvements.
Community Facilities: Youth Centers, Community Centers and Neighborhood Centers can be renovated, improved and made handicapped accessible.
Public Services: Activities such as day care, counseling, medical services, youth center operations, domestic violence programs, elderly services, legal services, case management and employment training.
Housing: Housing Rehabilitation, Down Payment Assistance, Emergency Home Repair and a Minor Repair Program for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Special Economic Development: Job creation and retention and establishment, stabilization and expansion of small businesses.
Planning: Various planning activities such as housing plans, local and neighborhood plans, and historic site updates.
Community Development Block Grant Coordinator
8000 S. Redwood Rd.
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: (801) 569-5062