Community Development Block Grant Program

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2020-2021 GRANT FUNDING 

The application period for 2020-21 grant funding through the Goleta City Grant Program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will be open between December 16, 2019 and February 7, 2020. For more information, click here. The 2020-2021 grant application period will take place in December 2019 and January 2020. More information will be on this site at that time.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12 p.m.: The City of Goleta will offer a free online training introducing prospective applicants to the online application program, ZoomGrants. If you have never used ZoomGrants before or would like a refresher, please attend. Email or call Dominique to receive attendee information.

Monday, December 16, 2019: 2020 - 2021 CDBG and Goleta City Grant program online application period opens. Check back on that date for the application link.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m.: A non-mandatory informational grant applicant workshop will take place at Goleta City Hall (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117).

Friday, February 7, 2020, 5 p.m.: Grant application period closes.

Click on this link between December 16, 2019 and February 7, 2020 to apply online via ZoomGrants!

BACKGROUND ON CDBG PROGRAM

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 grant 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, engaging in economic development, and providing important services of benefit to low-income residents, seniors, disabled individuals, and the homeless, in addition to other targeted populations. The CDBG 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 is required to prepare a multi-year planning document referred to as the Consolidated Plan. The most recently completed Consolidated Plan for the City of Goleta covers the five-year period of 2015-2019. A link to the Consolidated Plan can be found below.

Goleta's 2015-2019 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.

In addition to the Consolidated Planning effort, each year the City is required to prepare an annual plan (Action Plan) which includes one-year goals and objectives, and sets forth funding allocations for activities to be carried out in the program year. The City of Goleta relies on nonprofit organizations to help carry out the goals of its CDBG Program. To allow for this, the City awards grant funds on a competitive basis to organizations that are considered grant subrecipients under the City's CDBG Program.

2019-2020 CDBG ACTION PLAN

The City of Goleta received a funding award of $222,728 from HUD for the 2019-2020 program year. The programs and activities being carried out with this funding are included in the 2019-2020 Action Plan. Community member review of each year's CDBG Action Plan is essential to the success of Goleta's CDBG program. Between March 28 and April 29, a draft 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan was released to for public review and input. Copies were placed at Goleta City Hall reception, Goleta's Permit and Design Center, Goleta Valley Community Center, and the Goleta Valley Library. The final Action Plan was submitted to HUD on May 15, 2019. Individuals can view copies of the final plan at Goleta City Hall and Goleta's Permit and Design Center. A digital copy of the Action Plan is available here. Please contact Dominique Samario at 805-690-5126 or dsamario@cityofgoleta.org for more information.

2018-2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

The City of Goleta prepares an annual performance report referred to as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER summarizes the achievements of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program each year. To view the Draft CAPER that will be submitted to HUD for the 2018-2020 program year, click here. A public hearing to discuss the CAPER will be held during the September 17, 2019 City Council meeting. We encourage the public to attend. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

Citizen participation is at the forefront of Housing and Community Development strategies, planning, and implementation. To best serve the community, citizen involvement is vital to assure that activities are well suited to local needs. The CDBG program requires that citizens, particularly persons of low- and moderate-income, minorities, and persons with disabilities, be given an opportunity to participate in an advisory role in the planning and implementation of the CDBG program. Assurances will be made through this plan that low- and moderate-income persons and persons directly impacted by CDBG activities participate in the Consolidated Plan process. The Citizen Participation Plan is subject to approval by the Goleta City Council. To view the City of Goleta's Citizen Participation Plan, click here.

GOLETA CONSOLIDATED PLAN 

Click the following link to access the 2015-2019 Goleta Consolidated Plan.

CONTACT

For more information, please contact Dominique Samario (805) 690-5126 or email dsamario@cityofgoleta.org.
Para información en español, por favor llame al (805) 961-7568 y pregunte por Vyto Adomaitis.

 

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