The Santa Barbara Better Together (SBBT) Fund Small Business Grant Program is open for a third time in support of small businesses in the City of Goleta. With an additional $66,500 to go towards the Fund, the City of Goleta in partnership with Santa Barbara Better Together Fund and the Santa Barbara Foundation has opened the grant program with the deadline for businesses to submit an application by Monday, March 8, 2021. A maximum of $10,000 is available per grant to qualifying small businesses located within the City of Goleta.
City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “In these difficult times, I am pleased that the City Council was able to approve additional funds to continue supporting the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Grant Program. Now is the time to support our local businesses, and we appreciate the help of organizations like the Santa Barbara Foundation to make these grants possible.”
Grants are available to small businesses located within the City of Goleta as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to COVID-19. Please review the SBBT Small Business Grant Program guidelines for further details.
“We are thrilled to be the purveyor of support to small businesses who are facing ongoing challenges with COVID-19,” said Jessica Sanchez, Director of Donor Services at the Santa Barbara Foundation. “It has been an honor to work creatively with the City of Goleta, Santa Barbara Better Together Fund, and our team at the Foundation for a third time to get relief to small businesses.”
The Santa Barbara Better Together Fund (SBBT) was set up at the Santa Barbara Foundation as a committee advised fund in March of 2020 and the fund is helping local businesses survive these uncertain times which, in turn, will help sustain our community.
The Santa Barbara Better Together Fund is advised by representatives from Deckers Brands, LinkedIn, Santa Barbara Foundation, local businesses and business advocates. Distribution of the funds are voted on by the committee members.
The Santa Barbara Better Together Fund has provided grant programs for small businesses throughout Santa Barbara County. Support has gone to small businesses in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, City of Carpinteria, City of Santa Maria, and the City of Santa Barbara.
Community members are welcome to donate to the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund at SBFoundation.org/give-now/give-to-sb-better-together-fund/.