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Published on May 22, 2024
San Marcos Invites Public Input on Allocation of $1.4 Million in Federal Grants at Upcoming HearingSource: Google Street View

The City of San Marcos is gearing up to hear the public's voice regarding the allocation of $1.4 million in federal grant money. Officials have announced a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 630 E. Hopkins St. The focus of the gathering will be the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding strategy for the 2024-2025 plan, which looks to support housing, social services, public facilities, and infrastructure projects.

To help bolster the city’s plans, an additional $655,089 of reallocated funds from previous years are to be added to the $766,063 of fresh CDBG funding. This pool of funds includes over $150,000 earmarked for grant administration and almost $115,000 set aside to enhance social services, with the lion's share of over $1 million dedicated directly to projects. Residents will get to chance to raise concerns or to further express their support after the initial hearing, during a public comment period starting Friday, June 7. The City Council will then look to quickly vote on the fund allocation on August 5.

According to a statement on the city’s website, those unable to attend the hearing can submit written comments to the CDBG Program at the City of San Marcos. Moreover, they can directly email their thoughts to the appropriate department, ensuring their full name and contact information are included for the record. The comment period will officially close on Tuesday, July 9.

Copies of the draft action plan will be made available for those wishing to inform themselves in detail about the proposals on the table. The documents can be found at both the City Hall lobby and the San Marcos Public Library, as well as online on the City’s website for the duration of the comment period. Residents who need assistance or would like to obtain a copy of the action plan can directly contact Irma Duran at the numbers provided. 

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