San Marcos

Local businesses on The Square in San Marcos. 

The City of San Marcos has been allocated $18.1 million in federal funding as part of the $350 billion American Rescue Plan Act. This funding is distributed by the U.S. Department of Treasury to assist with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city may use this funding toward pandemic response needs, to fill revenue shortfalls of local governments and for investments in critical water and broadband infrastructure. 

"As our recovery from the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this funding will ensure the city is able to continue to provide essential services with care and efficiency our residents deserve," says City Manager Bert Lumbreras in a city press release. 

The city is currently working on completing requirements set by the U.S. Treasury's submission process in order to receive 50% of the funding up front. The remaining balance will be issued a year later.  

All funds allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act must be spent by the city by the end of 2024. City staff intends to work with City Council members to decided where funds should be allocated. 

Journalism is an act of civic responsibility. We see our work as a public service that is necessary for a community to thrive because knowledge is empowering. If you enjoyed this story, please consider helping us "Defend the First Amendment" by donating today!

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.