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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Accepting Applications, Offering Virtual Workshops for CDBG Funds

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The City of San Marcos will accept applications from non-profit organizations and City departments for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project and program funding from March 27 through May 1, 2020. The City is not accepting applications from individuals who need personal housing or other financial assistance through this application process.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the City $722,904 in CDBG funding for the program year beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Seventy percent of the funds must be designated for projects and programs that benefit low-to-moderate income residents of San Marcos. Eligible projects and programs must satisfy a national CDBG program objective and should address one or more of the designated priority needs: affordable housing, public services or public facilities.

Because of the impact of COVID-19, applications will also be accepted for economic development projects and programs. For programs related to COVID-19 response, the City may consider applications from for-profit entities.

Applications may be downloaded from the City’s website at http://sanmarcostx.gov/3065/CDBG-Action-Plans.

Applicants and interested community members are encouraged to attend the following online virtual workshops, which are open to the public:

Applicant Workshop (Virtual) - Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop will cover details of the application process, eligibility and compliance requirements, and will provide a general overview of the CDBG program. Attendance is not mandatory for filing an application, but is recommended. Please visit https://sanmarcostx.gov/3065/CDBG-Action-Plans for instructions on participating in the virtual workshop.

Stakeholder Workshop (Virtual) - Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. 

The workshop will provide an overview of the CDBG program and will explain the annual application process. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and complete a short community needs survey regarding the use of CDBG funding in the next program year. All comments received and survey results will be provided to the City Council and will be summarized in the City’s 2020 Action Plan. Please visit https://sanmarcostx.gov/3065/CDBG-Action-Plans for instructions on participating in the virtual workshop.

The City of San Marcos does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to its services, programs, or activities. Individuals who require auxiliary aids and services for this meeting should contact the City of San Marcos ADA Coordinator at 512-393-8000 (voice) or call Texas Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 7-1-1. Requests can also be faxed to 512-393-8074 or sent by e-mail to ADArequest@sanmarcostx.gov.

For additional information about the CDBG program or either workshop please contact Community Initiatives Administrator Carol Griffith at (512) 393-8147 or by e-mail to cgriffith@sanmarcostx.gov.

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.

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