What is the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)?
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. In other words, CIP pays for big projects like parks, public buildings, and street projects. Have a street, sidewalk, or curb and gutter issue? Please check MyStreet Services for help.
Capital improvements involve the design, construction, purchase or rehabilitation of the City’s infrastructure including buildings, parks, streets, sidewalks, bridges, transportation, traffic signals or other physical structures.
A capital improvement must have a useful life of five or more years. It also must provide one of the following two elements: has a minimum cost of $50,000 and a maximum cost of $500,000 and satisfies the functionality of a capital asset.
Each budget year, money is set aside for CIP. The City Council reviews the CIP plan during the annual budget process and approves the total amount of available funding. Over the summer, the Council further reviews and appropriates project-specific funding. Learn more about the Council’s role in CIP online.
Residents, neighborhood groups, community-based organizations, or neighborhood business district organizations of Salt Lake City are able to participate in the CIP process by submitting constituent request applications through this link. The City is currently accepting these applications for next year’s budget; submit your application by Friday, October 30, 2020 at 3 pm. See additional information in the Constituent Request Applications section online.