Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plans

Now accepting applications for design and administration of the CDBG-CV Emergency Rent/Mortgage/Utilities Program(s)  

Click here for the 2020 CDBG-CV-Round Three Public Services Application


The City of San Marcos is seeking applications from qualified and capable potential subrecipients of CDBG-CV funding for the Design and Administration of a COVID-19 Emergency Housing and Business Relief Program. Applications may be submitted by non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments. Applications will be accepted from November 29, 2020, through December 30, 2020. 

A completed application must be submitted to by Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. 

The City will receive $567,825 from HUD upon approval of an amendment to the City’s 2019 CDBG Action Plan. Administrative costs must be kept to a minimum but could be up to 15% of the available funding ($85,174). Program funding will be at least 80% of the funding, or $454,260. Funds not used for administration will be used for program funding. 

The objective of the program is to lessen the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing emergency payments to individuals, families, and businesses of up to three months’ rent, mortgage, and/or utilities, either to prevent eviction or to clear eviction-related debt that is negatively impacting the beneficiary’s ability to obtain housing or a commercial space. 

This COVID -19 program funding is for two components: a) Emergency Housing Relief (for individuals)  and B) Emergency Business Relief (for businesses).  Subrecipients are invited to submit applications  for designing and administering program delivery for both components or for a single component.

Subrecipient program administrator(s) will be selected based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

1. Program Description and Outcomes: Maximum of 20 Points

2. Impact and Cost Effectiveness: Maximum of 30 Points

3. Implementation Readiness: Maximum of 25 Points

4. Past Performance: Maximum of 25 Points

For more information, please contact Carol Griffith at 512.393.8147 or

CDBG Entitlement Action Plans

Program Year 2020 (Draft under review by US Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Program Year 2019  (Including new Amendment Five: CDBG-CV Round Three)

Program Year 2018

Program Year 2017

Program Year 2016

Program Year 2015

For Reference

HUD’s CDBG Quick Guide to Support Infectious Disease Response

HUD’s CDBG Infectious Disease Response Page