A public hearing will be held at the Orem City Council Chambers on May 24, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. to consider comments regarding the Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for FY 2022-2023.

The CDBG program is designed to assist communities in efforts to improve living conditions primarily for low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents by creating suitable living environments, decent housing opportunities, and economic opportunities.  To achieve these goals, each project and program must meet at least one of these national objectives established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Activities must either benefit LMI persons in a given census tract or block group, including assistance through economic development, improve designated areas of slum and blight, or address an urgent community need.     

The City of Orem has approved the following programs and projects which address the primary objective of benefit to LMI persons:

  • Housing (affordable, accessible, assistance, and improvements)
  • Public Services to Low and Moderate Income Residents
  • Public Infrastructure (streets, water, sewer, facilities, parks, and improvements)
  • Develop Economic Infrastructure
  • Efficient Oversight and Operations of the CDBG Program
  • Neighborhood Preservation
  • Urgent Need   

In accordance with the above stated objectives, each proposal will meet one of the stated national objectives and will be an eligible activity as defined in Section 101(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA).  The City of Orem intends to meet the requirement of 70 percent benefit to LMI persons in the CDBG program years through 2022-2023.  Projects and programs outlined for 2022-2023 each meet the national objective to benefit at least 51 percent LMI persons. 

The 2022-2023 CDBG entitlement will be receiving approximately $684,750.00 plus revenues of $24,808.16.  Unspent funding from previous years may also be available for reallocation during FY 2022-2023, and is estimated at $65,645.95.  The total amount for allocation in FY 2022-2023 is estimated to be approximately $775,214.05 although this amount is subject to change based on HUD allocation amount and  unspent funding from previous years.

The thirty day public comment period will begin on Friday, April 14, 2022, and will conclude on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 5:30 pm. The CDBG proposals are available for public inspection at  Public Comments can be emailed to Kena Jo Mathews, Community Services Manager, at or can be mailed to:

City of Orem

56 North State Street, Room 101

Orem, UT 84057

If you would like to make a public comment by phone, please call (801) 229-7023. All public comments will be taken into consideration prior to sending Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for FY 2022-2023 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at 56 North State Street, Orem, Utah on May 24, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. to obtain additional comments on the use of these funds and funding recommendations. 

Meetings are open to the public and held in buildings and rooms that are accessible.  If you need a special accommodation to participate, please contact the City Recorder’s Office at least 3 working days prior to the meeting by phone at (801) 229-7298 or by email at

La ciudad de Orem invita a todos los residentes a participar en la revisión examen y proceso de asignación de fondos CDBG.  Favor de dirigir preguntas y comentarios a:

             Ciudad de Orem

             56 North State Street, Room 101, Orem, UT 84057

             (801) 229-7023 teléfono o al (801) 229-7301 fax o al

Para ayuda con la traducción de este informe u otras preguntas con respecto a la financiación federal de Orem, póngase en contacto con Kathy Phipps, (801) 229-7011. 

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