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Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program is now accepting applications

September 1, 2022

Salt Lake City residents are invited to submit their ideas for projects that will improve their communities as part of the City’s annual Capital Improvement Program application process, which is open now through Sept. 30. 

Residents interested in applying must complete the CIP Constituent Application in ZoomGrants and submit by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted for the FY23/24 CIP cycle.  

Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a multi-year planning program of capital expenditures needed to replace or expand the City’s public infrastructure. These projects involve the construction, purchase or rehabilitation of City infrastructure including buildings, parks, streets, sidewalks, bridges, transportation features, traffic signals, or other physical structures.

Applications submitted from the public are reviewed by City staff, then considered by a community board for annual funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. The City considers the current fiscal year capital budget, Capital Facilities Plan, Impact Fee Facility Plans, and the City’s Master Plans in determining eligibility and the annual schedule of infrastructure improvements and budgets. All chosen projects are implemented by the City. 

Examples of approved current or completed CIP improvements that were initiated by the public include: 400 South safety improvements and the Rose Park Neighborhood Center Community Garden. 

More information

The Capital Improvement Program Application is the basic source of information required of all proposed projects. Non-profits, neighborhood groups, community-based organizations, and neighborhood business district organizations are eligible to apply. One application must be completed for each funding request. Requirements include:

  • The minimum request amount is $50,000
  • The maximum request amount is $500,000
  • The capital project must have a useful life of 5 or more years
  • The capital project must be a Salt Lake City owned asset
  • Community Outreach is required
  • Funds for CIP are allocated annually through a competitive process
  • Funding is decided upon in the fall of each year

Applications can be submitted at ZoomGrants. For questions about Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program: visit https://www.slc.gov/can/cares/capital-improvement-program/, call 385-242-5604 or email cipinfo@slcgov.com

Those who would like in-person help submitting an application can meet with City staff from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 15, and September 22, at the Sorenson Unity Center, located at 1383 South 900 West. 

Free computer access is also available at the computer labs at the Sorenson Unity Center, and at all City libraries for those with a valid library card.

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