October 26, 2021 – CDBG

Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV)
30 Day Public Comment Period & Public Hearing Notice
Substantial Amendment No. 13 to the CDBG-PY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant has notified the City of Orem that it will receive an allocation of $699,923.00 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.

The City of Orem hereby requests public comment from residents within the community on the proposed allocation of the CDBG-CV funds. The City of Orem intends to dedicate $5,500 of the previously allocated $39,681.68 in CDBG-CV public services funding to Parkside Elementary School, located in a CDBG eligible neighborhood, to help purchase five picnic tables to help prevent and mitigate COVID-19. The City of Orem also plans to re-allocate $100,000.00 in CDBG-CV funding previously allocated to the Topham鈥檚 Care Center for a capital HVAC installation project to public services.

The Public Comment Period will begin on Saturday, September 25, 2021, and will conclude on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 5:30 pm. The CDBG-CV proposals are available for public inspection at https://orem.org/cdbg/.  Public Comments can be emailed to Kena Jo Mathews, Community Services Manager, at kjmathews@orem.org 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 the Substantial Amendment No. 12 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 October 26, 2021 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鈥檚 Office at least 3 working days prior to the meeting by phone at (801) 229-7298 or by email at jbates@orem.org.

La ciudad de Orem invita a todos los residentes a participar en la revisi贸n examen y proceso de asignaci贸n 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 tel茅fono o al (801) 229-7301 fax o al kjmathews@orem.org

Para ayuda con la traducci贸n de este informe u otras preguntas con respecto a la financiaci贸n federal de Orem, p贸ngase en contacto con Kathy Phipps, (801) 229-7011. 

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