CDBG-CV Call For Projects



The City of San Marcos is seeking applications from qualified and capable potential subrecipients of CDBG-CV funding for the Design and Administration of a COVID-19 Emergency Housing and Business Relief Program. Applications may be submitted by non-profit organizations, government agencies, and City departments. Applications will be accepted from November 29, 2020, through December 30, 2020.

Click here for the 2020 CDBG-CV-Round Three Public Services Application. A completed application must be submitted to by Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Update: Q&A

  1. When is the deadline for funding expenditure? The CDBG-CV funding must be spent within three years of the original funding date of the first round - so this funding must be spent by mid-August, 2023.
  2. How exactly does Administration funding work? Administration will be paid only for the exact actual hours spent on this grant program; time will need to be tracked hourly. Therefore, the 15% is the maximum that can be spent. The amount paid can include salary and benefits.
  3. Should we only use your forms (such as the budget) or would you prefer a more detailed version if it is available? Any additional details you have available will be helpful in evaluating your application. You are welcome to use different forms if they provide the information requested. 
  4. Would the City consider a program that pays more than three months? Because these are CDBG funds, if the payments go beyond 100 days, additional regulations must be followed, including having the locations checked for lead based paint. In order to keep the program simple, the City prefers a three month maximum for benefits through this program, although other program structures may be considered if they meet CDBG regulations.


The City will receive $567,825 from HUD upon approval of an amendment to the City’s 2019 CDBG Action Plan. Administrative costs must be kept to a minimum but could be up to 15% of the available funding ($85,174). Program funding will be at least 80% of the funding, or $454,260. Funds not used for administration will be used for program funding.

The objective of the program is to lessen the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing emergency payments to individuals, families, and businesses of up to three months’ rent, mortgage, and/or utilities, either to prevent eviction or to clear eviction-related debt that is negatively impacting the beneficiary’s ability to obtain housing or a commercial space.

Funding Components

This COVID -19 program funding is for two components: a) Emergency Housing Relief (for individuals) and B) Emergency Business Relief (for businesses). Sub-recipients are invited to submit applications for designing and administering program delivery for both components or for a single component.

Selection Criteria

Subrecipient program administrator(s) will be selected based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

1. Program Description and Outcomes: Maximum of 20 Points

2. Impact and Cost Effectiveness: Maximum of 30 Points

3. Implementation Readiness: Maximum of 25 Points

4. Past Performance: Maximum of 25 Points

For more information, email or call Carol Griffith at 512.393.8147.