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Community Development Block Grant

Davis County receives annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s  (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Entitlement Program. Davis County  has received these funds since 2010.

The Davis County Community & Economic Development Department (CED) administers and distributes  CDBG funds to eligible subrecipients to carry out community development activities or projects  supporting the goal of developing viable urban communities within the county. CDBG funds can be used  for a wide variety of projects/programs, so long as those projects/programs primarily benefit  low/moderate income communities, individuals and/or families. Examples of eligible activities include,  but are not limited to:

● Acquisition/demolition of real property
● Public facilities and improvements (including acquisition, construction, reconstruction,
rehabilitation or installation of public facilities and improvements)
● Public services (with limitations)
● Development of water/sewer facilities and/or streets
● Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
● Construction of public safety buildings
● Affordable housing projects
● Rehabilitation of single/multi-family housing units
● Homeownership assistance

Project proposals must be for activities located within the eligible boundaries of Davis County or demonstrate the clients served, for which County CDBG funds will be used, reside within Davis County.  The County includes the cities of: Bountiful, Centerville, Clinton, Farmington, Fruit Heights, Kaysville,  North Salt Lake, South Weber, Sunset, Syracuse, West Bountiful, West Point, Woods Cross and the  balance of the unincorporated county.

Davis County accepts applications for CDBG funding on an annual basis usually in the first quarter of the calendar year and awards funding on or before July 1st . All funded applicants will have a July 1st to June  30th contract period coinciding with the County’s CDBG program year. All applications will be submitted  through the County’s online application portal Neighborly.

Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

Davis County receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fund eligible social services activities in Davis County. Funds are geared toward expanding opportunities and fostering healthier families by addressing the identified education and income needs as well as fundamental housing, food, health, and safety concerns. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Services to Persons with Disabilities
  • Case Management
  • Health-related services
  • Medical Transportation
  • Foster care
  • Substance abuse
  • Home-delivered & Congregate Meals
  • Independent/Transitional living
  • Employment services

Applicants must have documented established guidelines for serving low and moderate-income households. Non-profits (501c3) and government entities that directly provide human service to Davis  County residents are eligible to submit project proposals. All applications must comply with the federal program requirements depending on the funding awarded for each project.

Davis County accepts applications for SSBG funding on an annual basis usually in the first quarter of the calendar year and awards funding on or before July 1st. All funded applicants will have a July 1st to June  30th contract period coinciding with the County’s CDBG program year. All applications will be submitted through the County’s online application portal Neighborly.

Homeownership Assistance Program

Home prices in the last several years have dramatically appreciated across the state. Davis County recognizes this unprecedented challenge to homeownership and has created a homeownership assistance program to assist low/moderate income families purchase a home that they may otherwise never be able to afford


Local Homeless Council (LHC)

The Davis County Local Homeless Council (LHC) is a coalition of government officials, service providers, representatives from the health department, sheriff’s office, and other stakeholders that meet every  other month to coordinate and discuss issues related to homelessness in Davis County. The LHC is chaired by Davis County Commissioner Lorene Kamalu.

The Davis County LHC recently just completed a 5 year strategic plan to address homelessness throughout the County. The strategic plan is a comprehensive plan that provides detailed strategies and  measurable outcomes for addressing the root causes of homelessness.

Davis County itself does not operate any homeless facilities, however, the County is heavily involved in coordinating efforts with our local service providers and securing funding for identified priorities. The  Davis County Community and Economic Development department took the lead on the development of the 2024-2028 LHC strategic plan that can be viewed below.

Davis County 2024-2028 LHC Strategic Plan

Winter Overflow Response

In the 2023 state legislative session HB 499 was passed requiring counties of the first and second class to develop a winter overflow response plan. The winter overflow response plan is required to have a strategy for housing homeless individuals during the winter months beginning on October 15 th through April 30 th for winter 2024-2025 and 2025-2026.

Additionally, the new legislation requires that the County have a code blue response strategy over the same winter overflow period. A code blue is in effect when the temperature drops below 15 degrees or when weather conditions are adverse. A code blue event is issued by the Utah Department of Health and requires that the County in collaboration with cities and service providers coordinate and provide shelter to unhoused individuals.

As required by the legislation, the Davis County Council of Governments has convened a winter overflow response task force that is tasked with determining the County’s winter overflow and code blue response strategy. Davis County is uniquely challenged in this endeavor because the County does not have a homeless shelter and therefore homeless individuals have taken up shelter north in Weber County or south in Salt Lake County where facilities exist. Beginning in 2024, the County is required to have a location(s) to house homeless individuals during the winter overflow period.

The winter overflow task force is currently convening regular monthly meeting to determine the more appropriate strategy that complies with the legislation. More updates will be posted as they become available.

HB499 Legislation