The city gave $50,000 in federal grant money in part to help support sexual abstinence education done by a Christian organization, according to a spending report presented Monday to members of the City Council.
The grant also financed tutoring and day camps for more than 100 kids.
The money came out of an $800,000 pool of Community Development Block Grant cash given away by the Office of Community Development in 2009 for “youth enhancement services,” according to documents handed out at Monday’s meeting of the council’s Housing and Human Needs committee.
The recipient of the award was Trinity Christian Community, a faith-based center in Hollygrove now embroiled in a separate controversy over a $1 million capital outlay appropriation from the state for a community center in Pensiontown.
Trinity was the only organization to receive money for abstinence education.