Public Review Period Open through September 8
Every year the City of Goleta looks forward to helping those in our community in need using funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This past year, over 6,000 people were assisted with CDBG funding. The City is required to submit a year-end report on its accomplishments called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides an assessment of the City’s performance in meeting housing and community development goals in the adopted 2022-2023 CDBG Action Plan. The draft CAPER can be viewed at the following link: www.CityofGoleta.org/Grants.
Comments on the draft CAPER are being accepted during a 15-day public review period from August 24 – September 8, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Comments should be submitted to: City of Goleta, Neighborhood Services Department, Attn: Shanna Dawson, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council will hold a public hearing on these matters on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at their regular Council meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m. An agenda will be available ahead of time at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/meetings-agendas.
About the Community Development Block Grant
On an annual basis the City receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the CDBG program which is intended to be used to assist low-income citizens, people experiencing homelessness, youth and seniors with essential services such as medical and dental care, food security, counseling, homelessness prevention, case management and other needs.
The City also uses the majority of its CDBG allocation on capital projects that will benefit low- to moderate-income people and the disabled. Projects have included renovating City facilities and parks to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) access standards, installing sidewalks in areas where they are lacking, and adding crosswalks.