The City of Goleta has $100,000 in grant money for local organizations and groups benefitting City residents and the community. There are two different types of grants available: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Goleta City Grant Programs. The application process for both begins on December 15, 2016 and closes January 19, 2017.
The City Council has set aside approximately $77,000 in General Fund monies for the Goleta City Grant Program. Recipients of this grant may receive up to $3,500. These grants are typically awarded to applicants sponsoring projects that benefit Goleta residents and the community. They are for organizations involved in educational and cultural activities, such as music, art, dance, and recreation as well as Goleta-oriented special events and regional projects that enhance and support the quality of life in Goleta.
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) fund services to non-profits for low income residents and the homeless. CDBG funds are dispersed and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which strictly regulates the use of funds. This year the City received $23,465 to distribute for Goleta CDBG grants.
Grant applications for both programs will be accepted from December 15, 2016 – January 19, 2017. The Mayor, Mayor Pro Tempore, and two Goleta residents appointed by the Mayor make up the committee that evaluates the applications and makes a recommendation to the City Council. The Council then awards the grants at a meeting in the spring. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help your non-profit or community group.
Applications are available here beginning December 15.
Photo: 2015-16 grant recipient Little Star Pony