LAYTON -- Davis County is receiving $673,483 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support community development and produce more affordable housing.
The money has already been allocated by the Davis County Commission, with nine organizations receiving a portion of it.
"This is approximately what we were expecting to receive and distribute," said Davis County Planner Scott A. Hess, who helps oversee the Community Development Block Grant funding process.
A committee of elected officials rate and rank applications to determine how the money is allocated, Hess said.
The announcement by HUD officials this week and the notification letter the county received Wednesday makes it official the funds for fiscal year 2011-12 are on their way, Hess said.
The question will be what happens in the 2012-13 fiscal year as a result of the nation's debt and spending cuts HUD is looking at having to make, Hess said.
The FY2011 Continuing Resolution significantly reduced overall funding for HUD's CDBG and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs compared to FY2010, according to a news release issued out of the HUD offices in Salt Lake City.
The nation's CDBG funding was reduced by more than $600 million, or about 16.5 percent, while HOME program funding was reduced by more than $200 million, or about 11.7 percent.
Davis agencies receiving the HUD funds this fiscal year are:
- Davis Community Housing Authority, $139,000 for down-payment and closing costs for low- to moderate-income housing and $11,000 for emergency home repairs.
- Davis Behavioral Health Inc., $100,000 to buy one or more housing units for individuals with disabilities.
- Syracuse city, $75,000 for the installation of an ADA and mobility playground.
- North Salt Lake City, $55,104 to build ADA-compliant access ramps at street corners.
- Davis Applied Technology College, $34,115 for mannequins for nursing training.
- Davis Citizens Coalition Against Violence, $29,750 to rehabilitate a bathroom and $6,170 to replace a furnace.
- Family Connection Center, $33,490 for a roof upgrade and $24,830 for a van.
- Bountiful Community Food Pantry, $26,000 for a truck; $16,035 for a cardboard baler; $26,900 for an electric generator; $4,275 for computer equipment; $5,500 to pay the salary and benefits of a case manager; and $750 for electrical cords.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,600 to pay the salary and benefits of a coordinator.
The county spent $79,964 administering the grants.