Revenue Recovery

$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.

Recovery and resilience

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.

General Fund – $45.5 Million

Affordable Housing

Provides support to housing stability programs to help families, such as:

  • Owner-occupied Rehabilitation
  • Minor Repair
  • Under 1 Roof

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.

Emergency Preparedness

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:

  • Temporary shelter
  • Community preparedness events
  • To better equip residents in an emergency event

Additionally, this program provides support for the purchase of generators. Generators will be procured and installed at public fire stations.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Provides support to expand a Clinical Dispatcher Pilot Program that:

  • Increases access to emergency response services through telemedicine
  • Primarily serves low-income and communities of color
  • Frees ambulance and paramedic resources to respond to critical emergencies
Public Health: SA Forward Plan

The City developed a strategic, community, public health growth plan called SA Forward. This plan developed in response to pandemic-related lessons learned about:

  • Health Disparities
  • Health Equity
  • Social Justice

SA Forward capitalizes on additional funding for public health. SA Forward includes programs in the areas of:

  • Access to Care
  • Data & Technology Infrastructure
  • Food Insecurity & Nutrition
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Mental Health & Community Resilience
  • Violence Prevention
Domestic Violence

Provides support for personnel for:

  • Expanded hours for domestic violence calls to include evenings and weekends
  • Added case management and wrap around services
  • Stronger evaluation and data driven strategies
  • Enhanced community education initiatives focused on prevention
  • Crisis community advocates to respond alongside police officers on domestic violence calls
Mental Health

Provides support for the introduction of the dedicated multidisciplinary response team called San Antonio Community Outreach Resiliency Effort (SA CORE) that will:

  • Enhance alternative response to 911 police calls related to mental health
  • Better address mental health calls in one of the six police substations in San Antonio

Clinicians responding to calls will:

  • Be on-scene community advocates trained in rapid intake and triage
  • Identify if a person needs more intensive clinical intervention
  • Notify specialized services when appropriate

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:

  • Rent
  • Utility payments
  • Hotel vouchers
City Services Navigators

Provides support for a navigator program to assist older adults, families, and individuals.

  • Older adults will be connected to financial counseling services that focus on issues facing older adults.
  • Families will be helped with fair housing and housing navigation services.
  • Homeless individuals will be connected to services including:
    • Shelter
    • Mental health support
    • Domestic violence
    • Job training resources
311 Customer Service

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.

Vision Zero

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:

  • Design
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic counts
  • Some construction of mid-block crossings in identified corridors
Street Maintenance

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.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funds – $51 Million

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.

Convention & Sports Facilities Operations

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:

  • Cost of operations for the Convention Center and the Alamodome
  • Return of employees to the Convention Center