The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to help communities address critical needs that benefit low- to moderate-income households.  Grants may be used to purchase, construct, or rehabilitate affordable housing; construct public infrastructure such as culinary water systems, roads, or wastewater systems; or purchase or property or improvements for non-profit service organizations. BRAG administers the Small Cities program in the communities of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich Counties, excluding Logan City, which is an HUD entitlement community and receives its own funding allocation.

Funding is formally distributed through the State of Utah, Division of Housing & Community Development, but BRAG administers the application process and rates and ranks applicants from its region using a scoring system that reflects local priorities.

Additional information on the application process and a history of past projects can be found at the State CDBG website:

Organizations interested in applying for CDBG funds must attend one of the mandatory How To Apply workshops.

The 2020 Program Year workshops will be held on:

Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00 p.m.
Box Elder County Courthouse Commission Chamber
01 South Main Street
Brigham City, Utah

Wednesday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m.
BRAG Cache County Office
Main Floor Conference Room
170 North Main Street
Logan, Utah

Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Rich County Courthouse Commission Chamber
20 South Main Street
Randolph, Utah

Applications will be due to the State of Utah on January 31st, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

A rough schedule of the 2020 application process can be found here: 2020 CDBG Schedule table

The BRAG Score sheet is available here: 2020 BRAG Rating & Ranking Application

Contact Brian Carver, CDBG Program Specialist at (435) 752-7242 for more information.