Fifteen programs that benefit low- and moderate-income people will split Orem's share of community development block grants.
Orem received $676,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to divvy out among worthy programs. An additional $530,850 in program income will be plowed back into revolving funds, such as the Business Loan Program.A total of $133,000 will be spent to administer the grant program. The council approved recommendations of a citizens committee to allocate the remaining money as follows:
- Community Action Agency, to provide counseling and temporary food and housing for the homeless: $18,450.
- Parent Education Resource Center, to purchase books, materials and equipment to benefit parent/child relationships, $8,000.
- Orem Fitness Center, to provide recreational programs,$30,000.
- The Gathering Place, for substance-abuse and drug-abuse prevention programs, $25,500.
- The Department of Public Safety, to provide smoke detectors, $3,000, and $6,900 to bring the senior citizens' center up to fire code.
- Orem Community Hospital, for crisis intervention, parent education and counseling services, $18,450.
- New Outlook Homebound Program, for art therapy programs for homebound people, $4,500.
- Recreation for All Handicap, which provides recreation programs for mentally and physically impaired people, $9,000.
- Kids on The Move, for therapy and counseling of parents with handicapped children, $17,500.
- Scera Park, to continue purchase of the park, $200,000.
- Public Works, to cover a ditch between 1300 and 1400 South and 800 East, $6,000.
- Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program, $140,000.
- Business Revolving Loan Program, an estimated income of $494,290 will be plowed back into the fund.
- Removal of architectural barriers to help Orem comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, $55,700.