SAN MARCOS, Texas - The City of San Marcos is accepting applications from for-profit entities, nonprofits, government agencies, and city departments for COVID-19 response funds.
The funds will be allocated from a $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications will be accepted through May 20.
The city says the funds must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19, including responding to the economic and health impacts of the ongoing pandemic. Also, eligible projects and programs must satisfy a national CDBG program objective and should address one or more of the following priority needs: Public Services, Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Public Facilities/Infrastructure/Transportation, or Clearance Activities.
Projects benefiting low and moderate-income individuals will be prioritized. Up to 100 percent of the funds can be used for public services. Applications may be downloaded online.
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Citizens and organizations are invited to participate and discuss the best uses of the funding:
- June 2: City Council Meeting Public Hearing to review applications and receive comments
- June 7-13: Public comment period on the proposed CDBG-CV programs and projects
- June 16: City Council Meeting Discussion on CDBG-CV funding allocations
Scheduled dates and venues are subject to change due to the current status of the pandemic. Anyone needing additional information about the CDBG-CV program can contact Community Initiatives Administrator Carol Griffith at 512-393-8147 or by e-mail.
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