Main Street Program’s sign and awning grant has aided 19 businesses in the San Marcos Main Street district.
Under this program, businesses can apply to have an investment in a new sign or awning matched. Using the grant, businesses can receive up to $2,000.
In previous years, the available fund for the grant was only $4,700, but city councilmembers secured an additional $15,000 for this year, said Councilman Jude Prather, Place 2. The additional funding was a means of reimbursing businesses for the negative impact construction has had as well as making the downtown area pedestrian-friendly, he said.