The city of San Marcos announced it will be receiving nearly $7 million in disaster-relief funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—the $2 trillion relief package signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27.
According to an April 8 press release, the city will receive $6,429,168 in disaster-relief funds for public transit expenses from the Federal Transit Administration and an additional $425,281 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
FTA funds may be allocated toward capital, operation and other expenses generally eligible under this program to help prevent, prepare and respond to the coronavirus outbreak. HUD has not released details on the eligible criteria funds for this grant can be used for.
Details of timing and fund distribution are underway and will be updated as information is made available.