Revenue Recovery

$96.1 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 stabilize the City budget and address community needs.

General Fund – $45.1 Million

Affordable Housing

Provided support to housing stability programs that help families, such as:

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

Additionally, this included providing funding for Relocation Assistance to aid in risk mitigation. This investment supported findings in the San Antonio Housing Policy Framework that addressed 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 were 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)

Provided support to expand a Clinical Dispatcher Pilot Program that:

  • Increased access to emergency response services through telemedicine
  • Primarily served low-income and communities of color
  • Freed ambulance and paramedic resources to respond to critical emergencies
Mental Health

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

  • Provides an alternative response to 911 police calls related to mental health
  • Better addresses 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 was designed to divert households from entering homeless emergency shelters. To stabilize housing situations, the program supports individuals and families with immediate needs by providing assistance with:

  • Rent
  • Utility payments
  • Hotel vouchers
311 Customer Service

Provided support to the City’s 311 Call Center, which played an important role in connecting and dispersing information to San Antonio residents during the pandemic. This investment provided support to expand staffing at the City's 311 Call Center to respond to community information needs.

Vision Zero

The City's "Vision Zero 2020 Severe Pedestrian Injury Report" identified corridors where severe pedestrian injuries occur. This investment provides support for the design and construction of mid-block crosswalks with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons and other pedestrian safety improvements along identified corridors.

Street Maintenance

City streets display deteriorating pavement conditions caused by age, utility cuts, and underlying soil conditions. The Street Maintenance Program serves to prolong the useful life of streets by addressing conditions that cause deterioration. This investment supplemented the City’s Street Maintenance Program.