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Posted on: May 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] HUD Allocates $425,261 in Covid-19 Funds to San Marcos

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The San Marcos City Council is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to incorporate the new $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus (CDBG-CV). Comments will be accepted during a public hearing at the virtual City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m.

The proposed amendments would add the CDBG-CV Coronavirus grant funding of $425,261 to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan as a source of funding for potential programs. The 2015-2019 Consolidated plan is ongoing and will transition into the next consolidated plan (2020-2024) starting in September. 

The proposed amendments would also add a category called “Economic Development” to the list of existing programs that can be funded. The existing categories are Public Services, Affordable Housing, Public Facilities/Infrastructure/Transportation, or Clearance Activities.

The public hearing will be conducted via virtual meeting. Members of the public who would like to speak during the public hearing portion of the meeting must email citizencomment@sanmarcostx.gov prior to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. A call-in number will be provided for participation.

To view the meeting, please visit the following link: http://sanmarcostx.gov/421/City-Council-Videos-Archives.  City Council will vote on the proposed amendments June 2, 2020.

The revised draft 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan will be available for public comment on the City’s website at http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/3065/CDBG-Action-Plans from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30. Comments must be made in writing and should include the sender’s full name and physical address. Comments may be sent electronically to CDBG@sanmarcostx.gov or by mail to City of San Marcos, Attention: CDBG Office, 630 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos, Texas, 78666.

For more information contact Carol Griffith, Community Initiatives Administrator, at 512.393.8147 or by e-mail at cgriffith@sanmarcostx.gov. For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.

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