City of San Marcos now accepting applications for COVID-19 response funding

For-profit businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and city departments are encouraged to apply for CDBG-CV funding. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)
For-profit businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and city departments are encouraged to apply for CDBG-CV funding. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)

For-profit businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and city departments are encouraged to apply for CDBG-CV funding. (John Cox/ Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of San Marcos is now accepting applications for funding from the $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response.



CDBG-CV funds come through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and must be used to prevent and prepare for the coronavirus, including the economic and health impacts of the pandemic.



For-profit businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and city departments are encouraged to apply for CDBG-CV funding, according to a release by the city.



Eligible programs must satisfy national CDBG program objectives and address designated priority needs, including public services, economic development, affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, transportation or clearance activities. Up to 100% of the funds can be used for public services.



Projects benefiting low- and moderate-income individuals will be prioritized, according to the release.



The community is invited to discuss the best use for the CDBG-CV funds on the following dates.*




  • June 2: Public hearing to review applications and receive comments during a City Council meeting

  • June 7-13: Public comment period on proposed CDBG-CV programs and projects

  • June 16:City Council discussion of allocation of CDBG-CV funds at a regular meeting



Applications will be accepted through May 20.



*The scheduled dates for public participation may be subject to change due to the coronavirus.



By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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