San Marcos and New Braunfels will receive $991,644 in federal grants to help recover from the economic fallout of COVID-19, Sen. John Cornyn announced.
San Marcos will receive $567,825 while New Braunfels receives $423,819. Funds will be given directly to the local San Marcos government, and the allocation of the funds will be managed by city staff and the City Council.
The funding comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act, a federal program that provides funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Texas was also awarded $38,299,172 for state officials to use for these purposes.
“Texas families are still struggling as the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on our way of life, and that’s why it’s critical that we in Washington make sure they are protected,” Cornyn said. “I’ll continue to do everything I can to make economic recovery in New Braunfels and San Marcos a high priority as we weather this deadly pandemic.
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