Starting November 16, the City of Santa Barbara will accept proposals from eligible applicants for the fiscal year 2020-2021 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.
Interested applicants must have attended the mandatory Application Workshop held Thursday, November 12, 2020. To receive future notifications contact LDrewes@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
The City makes available monies from its General Fund to support human services programs that provide direct social services to low-income city residents. Also, The City of Santa Barbara receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds are made available to the City to undertake specific eligible projects and programs that develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.
The estimated amount of available funding is $861,490 in combined Human Services and CDBG Public Service funds and $649,768 in CDBG Capital.
Human Services and CDBG funds are to be used for programs that principally benefit low to moderate-income persons. Maximum incomes are shown in the chart linked here.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO READ THIS INFORMATION PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.
COMMON ERRORS TO AVOID WHEN COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.
If you have questions that are not answered here or at FAQ, please contact Community Development Programs staff for further clarification:
Zoomgrants Customer Service:
Applications are to be submitted ONLINE using the Zoomgrants web-based grant management system. A separate application is required for each program or project. The City will not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed applications or attachments.
Applications with all required attachments are due
4:30 p.m. DECEMBER 18, 2020
The system will not allow you to save or submit your application after 4:30 p.m. December 18.
A submittal that is found to be incomplete in any way will be considered invalid.
A separate application is required for each program or project. Click on the links below to apply.
Capital Applicants are required to submit a separate Capital Application.
The City of Santa Barbara makes every reasonable effort to inform the community of this funding availability, the City assumes no responsibility for failure to inform all interested parties of its availability. The City reserves the right to reject incomplete and unresponsive proposals and deny future funding to applicants that have been unresponsive in carrying out the grant requirements as stated by the City and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This notice is a solicitation of proposals only; no offer of contract or funding is implied. Costs incurred by the respondent in preparation and completion of this application are not the City's obligation and may not be reimbursed through grant funds.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IMPROPERLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS COULD AFFECT YOUR FUNDING REQUEST. YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE 100% COMPLETE BY DECEMBER 18 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Information current as of November 2020.