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San Marcos seeking $96.2 million in stimulus funds


City officials are navigating the fluid world of federal stimulus funds in pursuit of $96.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly called the stimulus package.

In a city council workshop on Tuesday, Melissa Millecam, the city’s governmental affairs director, outlined the requests:

Community Development Block Grant U.S Housing and Urban Development $139,827
Neighborhood Stablization Program Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs $525,000
Energy Efficiency Block Grant U.S. Energy Department $498,100
Public safety including Community Oriented Policing program U.S. Justice Department, others $4,646,738
Transportation projects funding Texas Department of Transportation $11,390,000
Transportation projects funding Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization $49,349,213
Water Loan projects Texas Water Development Board $11,716,075
Wastewater Loan projects Texas Water Development Board $28,150,000
Airport Texas Department of Transportation $15,789
TOTAL $96,179,742
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3 Comments To "San Marcos seeking $96.2 million in stimulus funds"

#1 Comment By Patriot On 05/13/2009 @ 4:39 am

The hungry pig feeds again. I wonder when we’ll finally say enough is enough and budget for our own needs, pay our own bills, and quit feeding at the public trough. Doesn’t look like that’s today.

#2 Comment By Ethel Burman On 05/14/2009 @ 8:26 am

Patriot, it may be sooner than later due to our currency being totally fiat and China offering its currency as the new world standard.

#3 Comment By Ethel Burman On 05/14/2009 @ 1:56 pm

Patriot, why is the majority of the stimulus money proposed to go to COMPO?