ALAMO AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
Requests for coronavirus grant funds far outweigh availability, records show
SAN ANTONIO Requests from local governments for coronavirus relief funds greatly exceed the amount of money that will be made available to the region, which includes San Antonio and Bexar County, records from the Office of the Governor confirmed on Wednesday. Entities belonging to the Alamo Area Council of Governments, or AACOG, have requested more than $4.1 million in coronavirus relief funds through the states Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. Requests exceeding available funds likely means that entities will receive only a portion of the funds requested to help offset budget issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff. An official with the Public Safety Office previously said the coronavirus relief funds would not be dispersed until after the June 15 deadline and after applications had gone through several layers of review.
BCSO asks state for $468K reimbursement after housing inmates meant for state prisons
The inmates remain in custody in Bexar County more than a month after Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials issued a temporary suspension of prisoner transfers because of COVID-19 spread concerns. They have also asked for reimbursements of more than $356,000 related to caring for TDCJ-refused inmates. More than $3 million of that pot has been set aside for the Alamo Area Council of Governments, which covers Bexar County. As of Wednesday, 274 inmates at the jail were waiting to be transferred to state facilities, including prisons and treatment centers. The price for the county to continue housing these inmates has passed $622,000 and keeps climbing as the temporary ban remains in place, according to figures released Wednesday by BCSO officials.