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Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Accepting Applications for COVID-19 Response Funds

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The City of San Marcos is accepting qualified applications from for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments for funding through a $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications will be accepted through May 20.

These funds must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus, which can include responding to the economic effects, as well as the health impacts, of the ongoing pandemic.

Additionally, eligible projects and programs must satisfy a national CDBG program objective and should address one or more of the following designated 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% of the funds can be used for public services.

Applications may be downloaded at

Citizens and organizations are invited to participate in the following opportunities to participate and discuss the best uses of the CDBG-CV 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 COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information about the CDBG-CV program please contact Community Initiatives Administrator Carol Griffith at (512) 393-8147 or by e-mail to

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