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City Accepting Proposals for Community Development Block Grant and Human Service Programs

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The City of Santa Barbara will be soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for its fiscal year 2023-24 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.  

Approximately $1.2 million is available in Human Services and CDBG grants to support local non-profit organizations that provide social services to individuals or families, or to support community-development activities such as rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements or economic development, all benefitting low and moderate-income City residents. 

A mandatory application workshop for CDBG Public Service/ Human Service applicants will be held November 8, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A mandatory application workshop for CDBG Capital applicants will be held November 8, 2022, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Both mandatory workshops will be held in the David Gebhard meeting room at 630 Garden Street. In order to submit an application, a representative of each potential applicant organization is required to attend this workshop in its entirety. Attendees of this workshop must be staff that are directly involved in preparing grant submissions. 

The City is utilizing an online application, and applicants may access it starting on November 9 on the City’s News Page Applications are due by no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2022, no exceptions. 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the application is complete and submitted online on or before December 7, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and acceptance of the application does not guarantee funding. For all requirements and funding process details, please contact the Community Development Programs staff by phone at (805) 564-2624, or visit the City’s website at