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Sage needs your input to help us focus on our next 10 years of service on the Eastside

Your Opinion Matters

@getcreativesa wants to hear from you!! Where do you want Public Arts installed? What type of art do you want?

Your opinion can help determine where the art should go and what it could be.


SO SPEAK UP!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (5:30 p.m.): Virtual via Webex
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 (5:30 p.m.): In-Person at McCreless Library - 1023 Ada St., 78223
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 (5:30 p.m.): In-Person at Great Northwest Library - 9050 Wellwood St., 78250
Saturday, September 17, 2022 (10 a.m.): In-Person at Encino Library - 2515 E Evans Rd., 78259
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (5:30 p.m.): Virtual via Webex

The monkeypox virus outbreak is growing in the United States and elsewhere. As of today, Bexar County has two confirmed cases of monkeypox. Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. This virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. The symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder; and it is rarely fatal. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms.  Currently, the risk of monkeypox infection to the public remains low. Individuals should be aware of the symptoms of monkeypox and seek medical attention if they experience new, unexplained rashes or skin lesions.    

Bexar County COVID-19 risk levels are high. San Antonio Metropolitan Health would like to remind everyone to  safely and follow the COVID-19 prevention strategies – mask up in crowded indoor places, get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms, and stay up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters. To find the nearest vaccine clinic visit us online at https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/News-Events/Events



Los niveles de riesgo de COVID-19 del condado de Bexar son altos. El Departamento de Salud Metropolitano de San Antonio quiere recordarles a todos que se mantengan seguros y sigan las medidas de prevención de la COVID-19: usen una cubierta para la cara en el interior de lugares concurridos, háganse la prueba si han estado expuestos o tienen síntomas y manténganse al día con la vacuna contra la COVID-19 y sus refuerzos. Para encontrar la clínica de vacunación más cercana, visítenos en línea en https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/News-Events/Events

As part of the City of San Antonio’s ongoing Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program Disparity Study, a comprehensive electronic survey is being utilized to collect anecdotal information from various business groups. The survey will elicit firm’s experience in the overall San Antonio marketplace, as well as with the City’s SBEDA Program in particular.

Scan QR Code To Access Survey 

The Office of Historic Preservation is creating an African American Cultural Context Statement. Please share your history, stories, people, places, and events that you think should be included in the statement, by answering a few questions at https://saspeakup.com/F7651, or call 311.

 

Cultural Context Statements are used by historic preservationists to identify important places, events, and forms of intangible heritage such as music, songs, dances, spirituality, festivals, even parade routes. Statements also help make decisions about preserving cultural heritage. This 

work can result in historic designations, historic markers, street naming, exhibitions, and heritage trails such as Civil Rights Trails.

San Antonio homeowners will see property tax relief this fall, including an increased homestead exemption and increased exemptions for seniors and persons with disabilities. The relief is effective for the 2022 tax year.

For questions about exemptions or to verify your status, contact BCAD Customer Service at (210) 224-2432 or visit www.bcad.org.

Our community clothing closet is open to all community members in need of any type of clothing! We also accept donations and request that they are gently used and clean.

Monday & Friday- 9:00am-6pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00a-7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

4551 Dietrich Rd, San Antonio, TX 78219

Small Business Economic Development Advocacy(SBEDA)Program

 

The City of San Antonio is requesting consultants, especially those that are local small, minority, and woman-owned, respond to three (3) Request for Qualifications for engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture services as part of the 2022 – 2027 Bond. In addition, as part of the Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program, the City is requesting all respondents include local small, minority, and woman-owned sub-consultants/contractors as part of their submission that are in alignment with the minimum aspirational goals listed below

STRIDE is an entrepreneur leadership course provided by The Bank of San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio that focuses on bringing actionable entrepreneurial education and practices to San Antonio business owners. If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to take your business to the next level, we invite you to apply now for the Fall 2022 session.

 

Learn more and apply here: https://www2.thebankofsa.com/STRIDE

Online Now!
SAAACAM along with Texas A & M University San Antonio and the city of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation present "There's A Story Here". This digital presentation explores San Antonio locations noted as safe places to stop for Negro Motorists during the Jim Crow era.  This research is sponsored by the Summerlee Foundation.  Stay tuned for more locations to be added. 

Explore here

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A message from Mayor Ron Nirenberg about the Uvalde shooting.

Are you a business owner, CEO, or business leader on the Eastside of San Antonio? Would you like to promote your business, tell your story, or share advice? Then SAGE is interested in video interviewing you and highlighting you on our social media.

 

Here is your chance to be a notable asset for the community, a motivator for aspiring business leaders, and a star for the Eastside of San Antonio!

 

Contact communications@sagesa.org if you are interested!

Smoke alarms save lives! 

Do you need a smoke alarm(s) installed in your home? Please utilize this free service from the American Red Cross. Contact the local office at 210-582-1962 to request this free installation to do your part to ensure your household stays safe from an unfortunate house fire. 

Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program 

 

Behind on your mortgage or related expenses?


The Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (TXHAF) provides financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

TXHAF is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) with funding provided by the Homeowner Assistance Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  

TXHAF provides eligible homeowners with grants to pay past due mortgage payments and property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees. 

Learn More

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The Ambassador Summer Internship Program is an internship program for currently enrolled college students sponsored by the City of San Antonio. The program exposes students to professional opportunities and innovative career paths through paid internships, Peer-to-Peer networking sessions, and community service projects. Program participants are placed with government entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations to gain experience in high-demand occupations in an effort to attract San Antonio’s graduating professionals to career opportunities within the local community.

 

APPLICATION

Apply for the Ambassador Summer Internship Program.

APPLICANT INFORMATION

  • Applicants selected for this position will not be considered or hired as City of San Antonio Employees. Instead, they will be considered contracted interns with their assigned employer partner(s).

  • Applicants selected to participate in the City of San Antonio Ambassador Summer Internship Program must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program 

 

Behind on your mortgage or related expenses?


The Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (TXHAF) provides financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

TXHAF is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) with funding provided by the Homeowner Assistance Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  

TXHAF provides eligible homeowners with grants to pay past due mortgage payments and property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees. 

Learn More

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If you are looking for funding be sure to check out the City of San Antonio Zero Percent Interest Loan Program, check out the offering below:

 

The City of San Antonio and LiftFund have partnered to support small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with funding to reach their business goals. Fun Facts, it offers:

Flexible funding for small business expenses

Interest rate at 0%

Loans up to $50,000

For small businesses located within San Antonio city limits and seeking to hire at least one full-time employee (or two part-time employees) in the next 12 months.

Women and minority business owners encouraged to apply!

Apply Here

At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Free at-home COVID-19 tests here.

Limit of 1 order per household. Each order contains 4 individual tests.

EnrollSA is a coalition of healthcare, faith-based & community organizations with the sole goal to increase enrollment into health insurance in San Antonio and surrounding communities.

Make an appointment here.

San Antonio Metro Health is partnering with Community Labs  to open additional NO-COST Mass COVID-19 Testing Sites. The new test sites were contracted by the City of San Antonio to reduce wait times and add capacity in the region. We encourage individuals to get tested if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. No appointment is necessary. Testing is done on a walk-up basis only. Results will be provided within 24 hours. For more information on location and hours, visit us online at 

http://covid19.sanantonio.gov/What-YOU-Can-Do/Testing...

If you are interested in getting vaccinated or a booster, CommuniCare on E. Commerce has vaccinations available with no appointment necessary.

 

Book an Appointment here: https://communicaresa.org/locations/san-antonio-locations/

Adopt-A-Spot groups are excellent opportunities for businesses, neighborhood associations, volunteer groups, civic groups and others to make a difference in the environment together.  Adopt-A-Spot groups help prevent illicitly dumped trash, clippings and other kinds of wastes from washing into our rivers and creeks.  

Learn More

Triple P gives you tips and ideas to help make family life calmer. It’s not ‘one size’ fits all – you can do as much, or as little, as you like. You choose what works best for you. Some types of Triple P may be offered online or in virtual/video conference format for your convenience.

For more information click here.

Connect with the City of San Antonio’s Small Business Office today by subscribing to their monthly newsletter! This newsletter will keep you informed on upcoming:

 

  • Small Business News

  • Events and Programs

  • Business Resources

  • Bidding and Contracting Opportunities

  • And More!

 

Sign up here

Home Rehab Programs are open

 

To apply for Owner-Occupied Rehab, Minor Repair, or Under 1 Roof, complete the Housing Rehab Programs Application and submit to NHSD today.

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Dear SA Community  - The City of San Antonio Public Works and Tempugo need your help! Please fill out a quick 5 minute, 13 question survey to improve communications between City Public Works, local businesses and their customers.

 

City Public Works is partnering with Tempugo and CivTechSA to explore solutions and needs your input. Questions? COSA@tempugo.com 

 

Each submission will generate a $5 donation in school supplies for kids-in-need at a local elementary school.

Take Survey