Additional City of Goleta Grant Funds Available for Non-Profits

Applications accepted beginning tomorrow, February 8 thru February 22

Are you a part of a local non-profit serving Goleta residents or know someone who is? If so, the City of Goleta has added $150,000 in additional funding to its Goleta City Grant program for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Starting on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, through Tuesday, February 22, 2022, new online applications will be accepted for Goleta City Grants, and previously submitted applications can be updated or revised.  

The City Council had originally set aside approximately $100,000 in General Fund monies for the Goleta City Grant program. At the Special City Council meeting on January 5, 2022, the City Council set aside an additional $150,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the Goleta City Grant Program. The Grant Funding Review Standing Committee set funding parameters at its meeting on February 3, 2022. Grants of up to $10,000 for ARPA-funded recipients and up to $5,000 for Goleta City Grant recipients will be awarded for programs that benefit Goleta residents and the general community. 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 are encouraged to apply.

Grant applications for will be accepted online via the ZoomGrants program. Any applicants who are not selected for ARPA funding consideration will automatically be considered under the Goleta City Grant funding. Once all applications are received, the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tempore, and two Goleta residents appointed by the Mayor make up the committee that evaluates the applications and makes funding recommendations to the City Council. The Council then awards the grants at a meeting in the spring, likely in May of 2022.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help your non-profit or community group. Visit for additional information on both grant programs or contact Shanna Dawson in the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department, at 805-690-5126 or