Human service agency applications for funding from the city of San Marcos for 2013-2014 are now available and are due by noon on Feb. 25.
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 .
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. Funding will be for the fiscal year from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.
The City Council has allocated approximately $401,742 from the General Fund to assist programs of local social service agencies in recent budgets.
Agencies funded in 2012-13 include Hays County Food Bank, San Marcos Housing Authority, San Marcos Youth Service Bureau, Southside Community Center, Hays Caldwell Women’s Center, Texas State University Safe at Home Program, SMCISD Pep Program, Combined Community Action, Scheib Opportunity Center, Hays County Homespun, Greater San Marcos Youth Council, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, CASA of Central Texas, Community Action, Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Nosotros La Gente, Pet Prevent A Litter (PALS), Austin Tenants’ Council, and Samaritan Counseling Center.
To participate in the application process, an agency must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a Human Services agency as defined by the City Council
2. Must be overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors
3. Must provide services in the San Marcos area
4. Must establish that it is performing a needed service to the community not provided by any other agency
5. Must execute an agency agreement with the city of San Marcos
6. Must have measurable goals and agree to undergo periodic program evaluations
7. Must have letters of support from members of the community
City funding may not exceed 50 percent of the funding sources for applicants. For additional information, contact Cynthia Zavala, Human Services Advisory Board liaison, at 393-8170.