Community Development Block Grant Program

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILTY

THE CITY OF GOLETA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 FUNDING THROUGH THE GOLETA CITY GRANT PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM

The City of Goleta is accepting applications for grant funding through its Goleta City Grant Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Applications for grant funding will be available starting on December 15, 2016, and must be submitted to Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite, B, Goleta, CA 93117, no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017. For Fiscal Year 2017-2018, up to $100,000 in funding is available for civic services, community projects, cultural activities, educational programs and special events that are of benefit to the residents of the City of Goleta. Federal CDBG funding must be used to provide public services to the homeless and low- to moderate-income residents of Goleta. Questions regarding grant funding and/or requests for applications may also be directed to Claudia Dato, Neighborhood Services and Public Safety Department, at cdato@cityofgoleta.org or (805) 961-7554.

 GRANT FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

 All services and/or projects must benefit Goleta residents.

  1. Services and/or projects must be sponsored by non-profit organizations.
  2. Categories of services and projects eligible for grants include:
  1. Civic projects or services sponsored by Goleta community organizations
  2. Cultural activities (e.g. music, art, dance, recreation, etc.)
  3. Educational programs
  4. Special events
  5. Regional projects of benefit to Goleta residents
  6. Public services for low- to moderate-income people (e.g. senior services, youth programs, health services, services for the homeless, etc.)

In order to benefit a range of activities in the community, individual grants under the Goleta City Grant Program are limited to a maximum of $3,500. CDBG Program grants have no maximum, but require recipients to follow strict federal regulations and reporting requirements. A single application form is used for both programs and may be obtained at the City of Goleta City Hall located at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, or at www.cityofgoleta.org. A grant application is also available at the link below.

2017-2018 CDBG Application

BACKGROUND:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually awards grants to entitlement community grantees through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). These funds are intended to help communities accomplish HUD's overall goals by carrying out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. The program is principally targeted toward assisting low- and moderate-income persons.

The City of Goleta became an entitlement grantee in 2004. As a requirement of the CDBG program, the City prepared a 2004-2009 Consolidated Plan to set forth the City's intent to pursue HUD's overall goals. In 2009, the City completed an update to this Plan and produced a 2009-2014 Consolidated Plan. Recently the City Council adopted the new five-year Consolidated Plan covering the period from 2014-2019.

The 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan outlines the City’s strategy for pursuing the overall goals of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent housing; to establish and maintain a suitable living environment; and to expand economic revitalization opportunities. HUD regulations require that the needs assessment and housing and community development strategy cover a 3-5 year planning period. The Consolidated Plan also contains identifiable benchmarks for measuring progress through the goals, objectives and community development strategies to meet the City's housing needs and to provide services to the low-income, homeless and special needs populations within the City.

Each year the City is required to prepare an annual plan which includes one-year goals and objectives, and sets forth funding allocations for activities to be carried out in the program year. Activities carried out by other agencies are done so through CDBG grants to sub-recipients.

Available CDBG Documents:

Final 2016-2017 CDBG Action Plan

2014-2015 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Final 2015-16 CDBG Action Plan

2014-2019 Goleta Consolidated Plan which includes the 2014-2015 Action Plan.

The 2014-2015 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available. The CAPER has been prepared in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. The document is intended to evaluate the achievements of the City of Goleta in executing its CDBG Action Plan for the 2013-2014 program year. The CAPER can be accessed via the below links.

For more information, please contact Claudia Dato at (805) 961-7554 or email cdato@cityofgoleta.org
Para información en español, por favor llame al (805) 961-7568 y pregunte por Vyto Adomaitis.

 

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