San Marcos organizations to receive $1.2 million in funding

Roughly 10% of the total distribution will be reserved for city administration of the Community Development Block Grant Fund. (Screenshot courtesy San Marcos)
Roughly 10% of the total distribution will be reserved for city administration of the Community Development Block Grant Fund. (Screenshot courtesy San Marcos)

Roughly 10% of the total distribution will be reserved for city administration of the Community Development Block Grant Fund. (Screenshot courtesy San Marcos)

San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Dec. 2 in favor of the distribution of a total of $500,000 in social services funding to 22 San Marcos organizations. The money will be sourced from the fiscal year 2020-21 city budget.

Awarded organizations must serve San Marcos residents, but not all were based in San Marcos, according to Interim Finance Director Victoria Runkle.

The Southside Community Center will receive the largest sum, with a distribution of $78,000, followed by the Hays Caldwell Women's Center, with $63,000, and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, with $57,000.

Community Development Block Grant

In a separate Dec. 2 vote, City Council also approved an action plan for the distribution of $722,794 in federal grant funds through the 2020-21 San Marcos Community Development Block Grant Action Plan.


The city's CDBG program administration will take $143,890—or roughly 20%—of the grant's funding.

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos will receive $268,000; $127,248 will go toward City Community Initiatives; $100,000 will be distributed to the Southside Community Center; CASA will receive $60,000; and Habitat for Humanity will get $23,656.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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