Grants Make a Difference in Goleta

Once again the City is offering grants for local organizations and groups that provide programs that serve City residents. The goal of this program is to benefit as many residents as possible while supporting a range of community activities. $12,000 will be given out this year in grants of varying amounts. Categories of projects eligible for grants include: Goleta community organizations;cultural activities such as music, art, dance and recreation; Goleta-oriented special events; and regional projects of benefit to Goleta. Applications are now available online and must be turned in by February 16. The Mayor and two appointed community members will evaluate the applications and make recommendations which the City Council will consider at a Council meeting in April. Applications can be picked up at City Hall during business hours or are available on the City’s website at