$96.5 Million in ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)
NOTE: This program is in Phase I of the City's two-phased strategy.
The City of San Antonio (COSA) allocated funds to provide support to various programs in order to stabalize the City budget and address community needs.
Provides support to housing stability programs to help families, such as:
Additionally, this includes providing funding for Relocation Assistance to aid in risk mitigation. This investment supports findings in the San Antonio Housing Policy Framework that addresses the growing housing affordability gap.
Provides support to enhance the City’s emergency management and resiliency. As part of the program, four community resiliency hubs will be added. These hubs will be used by San Antonio residents during emergencies.
These hubs can be used for:
Additionally, this program provides support for the purchase of generators. Generators will be procured and installed at public fire stations.
Provides support to expand a Clinical Dispatcher Pilot Program that:
The City developed a strategic, community, public health growth plan called SA Forward. This plan developed in response to pandemic-related lessons learned about:
SA Forward capitalizes on additional funding for public health. SA Forward includes programs in the areas of:
Provides support for personnel for:
Provides support for the introduction of the dedicated multidisciplinary response team called San Antonio Community Outreach Resiliency Effort (SA CORE) that will:
Clinicians responding to calls will:
Provides support to enhance the Partners with South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH). The program intends to divert households from entering homeless emergency shelters. To stabilize housing situations, the program supports individuals and families with immediate needs by providing assitance with:
Provides support for a navigator program to assist older adults, families, and individuals.
There is a growing need for information accessibility for non-English speaking residents. Non-English-speaking residents need access to information. Information access is critical as the City continues to respond to and recover from the pandemic. The City’s 311 Call Center plays an important role in connecting and dispersing information to San Antonio residents. This investment provides support to expand staffing at the City's 311 Call Center to respond to these needs.
The City's "Vision Zero 2020 Severe Pedestrian Injury Report" identified eight corridors where severe pedestrian injuries occur. Areas of persistent poverty are disproportionately affected by severe pedestrian injuries and fatalities. This investment provides support for pedestrian safety improvements, which includes:
City streets display deteriorating pavement conditions caused by age, utility cuts, and underlying soil conditions. This investment provides support for the City’s Street Maintenance Program. The Street Maintenance Program serves to prolong the useful life of streets by addressing conditions that cause deterioration.
These funds are intended to support the City’s convention operations, Alamodome operations, and the Arts.
Provides support to maintain the funding for Arts Agencies that are supported by the HOT Funds at 2019 levels.
The City experienced a decline in tourism and convention activities during the pandemic. This investment provides support to the HOT Funds to ensure continuity of vital government services. These government services include: