More help on the way for local small businesses

More help on the way for local small businesses

The City of College Station has received an additional $400,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that the city council has allocated for the Economic Assistance Grant Program. The program is designed to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and to prevent job losses. Applications are open during two rounds — today through Jan. 6 and Jan. 11-Feb. 3. Continue reading More help on the way for local small businesses

City seeks public input this week on COVID-19 relief

City seeks public input this week on COVID-19 relief

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of College Station seeks citizen input this week on five potential Substantial Amendments to the city’s 2015-19 Consolidated Plan. The changes would allow the Community Services Department to more quickly and efficiently address local needs. A virtual public hearing will be Thursday at 5 p.m. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Friday. Continue reading City seeks public input this week on COVID-19 relief

Grant funds to help residents with household bills

Grant funds to help residents with household bills

The City of College Station has selected Catholic Charities of Central Texas and the St. Vincent De Paul Society of B/CS to each receive $15,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to help College Station residents with their rent and utility bills. The funds are estimated to help more than 140 income-eligible households. Continue reading Grant funds to help residents with household bills

City creates program to aid local small businesses

City creates program to aid local small businesses

While the COVID-19 outbreak has arrived with a high human cost, it’s increasingly evident that the economic impacts could be substantial as well. In response, the City of College Station has created an Economic Assistance Grant Program for our small businesses with low-to-moderate income employees. Continue reading City creates program to aid local small businesses

City council Monday teleconference (March 30)

City council Monday teleconference (March 30)

The College Station City Council will conduct a special teleconference meeting Monday to discuss issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The council’s executive session — which is closed to the public — will be at 3 p.m., followed by the public portion of the meeting. A live audio feed will be available on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online at cstx.gov/cstv19. Continue reading City council Monday teleconference (March 30)