The City of San Marcos is now accepting Human Service Agency applications for funding for 2019-2020 budget allocations. Applications are due by February 15, 2019.
Agencies may pick up an application from the Finance Department in the Municipal Building, 630 E. Hopkins or download from http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/finance. Applications must be received by 12 p.m. on February 15, 2019 at the Finance Department. No late submissions will be considered.
The Human Services Advisory Board will review applications and make its recommendations to the City Council in the spring. The City Council will decide allocations in its budget process that will be concluded in September 2019. Funding will be for the fiscal year from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.
The City Council has allocated approximately $500,000 from the General Fund to assist programs of local social service agencies in recent budgets. City funding may not exceed 50 percent of the funding sources for applicants.
Agencies funded in 2018-19 include Hays County Area Food Bank, San Marcos Housing Authority, San Marcos Youth Service Bureau, Southside Community Center, Hays Caldwell Women’s Center, School Fuel, Combined Community Action, Scheib Opportunity Center, Hays County Homespun-Any Baby Can, Greater San Marcos Youth Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, CASA of Central Texas, Community Action, Cenikor Foundation, Nosotros La Gente, Lifelong Learning, Hays County Child Protective Board, SMCISD and Salvation Army.
To participate in the application process, an agency must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Human Services agency as defined by the City Council of the City of San Marcos.
- Must be overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.
- Must provide services in the San Marcos area.
- Must establish that it is performing a needed service to the community not provided by any other agency.
- Must execute an agency agreement with the City of San Marcos.
- Must have measurable goals and agree to undergo periodic program evaluations by the Human Services Advisory Board or City of San Marcos staff.
- Must have letters of support from members of the San Marcos community.
For additional information, contact Christina Tureaud, Human Services Advisory Board Liaison, at 512.393.8170.
The City of San Marcos supports local agencies that provide valuable services to the community through multiple funding sources including Human Services Social Services funding, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth funding. It is the City’s policy that each program can be funded during any fiscal year from only one City funding source. Agencies can submit only one application per program to the City funding source of their choice. An agency can submit applications for multiple programs to the same funding source.