The Five County Association of Governments Proudly Serves the Citizens of Southwestern Utah
Telephone: (435) 673-3548 --- Fax: (435) 673-3540
The Five County Association of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments from the five southwestern counties of the State of Utah. The five counties in southwestern Utah that comprise the Five County Association of Governments are Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington.
The year 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of the formal establishment of the Association, although informal cooperation amongst the five member counties and municipalities has happened for more than half a century.
Farsighted leaders of the past envisioned the time when our world-class scenic landscapes, mild climate, beautiful communities and hard-working people would foster the evolution of a major regional center in the West. That time has arrived. Southwestern Utah has come into its own. The Five County Association of Governments is a key player in aiding locally elected officials in coping with regional challenges.
The Association has a main office location in the Tonaquint Center High Tech Business Park in St. George City and a satellite office in Cedar City. More information on the Association, including our Vision and Mission, can be viewed using the "What is The FCAOG" link on the "About" tab above. Our office addresses, as well as maps to locate them, are found using the "Contact" tab above.
Five County News
|EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT THE FIVE COUNTY AOG|
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
For more information on the CEDS document, please contact Bryan Thiriot, Executive Director, Five County Association of Goverments, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (435) 673-3548.
|ASSOCIATION'S LATEST HOUSING NEWSLETTER|
Click HERE to view and/or download the latest edition of the "The Housing Newsletter". (The link is to a PDF file)
LATEST AGENCY NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The Utah Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program, with taxpayer funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, has provided funding to jurisdictions throughout the five county region of southwestern Utah. The funds have been used for various projects including, but not limited to fire stations and fire trucks, emergency medical facilities and ambulances, senior citizens centers, Meals on Wheels delivery vehicles, culinary water and wastewater infrastructure, and a number of quality affordable housing projects undertaken housing authorities and agencies.
Just over $18.8 million dollars in CDBG funds have been allocated in the Five County region over the past 33 years of the program. This program has had a profound impact on the state of Utah and particularly in this region. Many additional millions of dollars of funding has been leveraged from other agencies such as the Permanent Community Impact Fund Board, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, USDA Rural Development, Board of Water Resources, Water Quality, etc. to complete needed projects.
If your jurisdiction is considering applying for CDBG funding during this year's application cycle, someone offically designated to represent your entity is required to attend one of two identical scheduled mandatory "How-to-Apply" application workshops held on November 6 in St. George and November 7 in Panguitch. You only need to attend one or the other, not both.
To learn more about the CDBG program itself and see the specific workshop locations/addresses and starting times, please click on this LINK.
Additional information about CDBG is also available on this LINK.
|FIVE COUNTY 2014 REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN AVAILABLE|
|CITY OF ST. GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
The City of St. George Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) is established to provide eligible homebuyers with a loan of up to $6,000 to be applied to the down payment/closing costs of purchasing a home within the limits of St. George City. The loan is non-interest bearing; payable in full ONLY if the home is sold or transferred within ten years of purchase. There are no payments made on the loan during those ten years. If the home is not sold or otherwise transferred, and remains the primary residence of the purchaser for 10 years, the loan becomes a grant and the loan is forgiven. For more information on this program as well as to print out an application and instructions, please go to: http://www.southernutahhousing.com
| THE ASSOCIATION
HAS A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
The Microloan Program focuses on loans of $25,000 or less. The importance of these loans lies in their ability to offset the difficulty that businesses experience in receiving traditional bank financing. If a candidate needs more than $25,000 they are encouraged to apply through the regular Five County Revolving Loan Fund which can provide gap financing in conjuction with a primary commercial lender. We can fund up to 50% of a project with up to $200,000 of RLF participation.
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