The City of Santa Barbara is accepting proposals from eligible applicants for the fiscal year 2020-2021 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.
Donor Name: City of Santa Barbara
City: Santa Barbara
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/22/2021
Size of the Grant: $9,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
The City makes available monies from its General Fund to support human services programs that provide direct social services to low-income city residents.
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 $862,568 in combined Human Services and CDBG Public Service funds and $638,706 in CDBG Capital.
There are two types of grants available: Public/Human Services and Capital.
- Public/Human Services – Grants under this category can be used to support direct social services that are provided to low or moderate-income persons residing within the City of Santa Barbara. Grant funds can be used to support program expenses such as staff salaries/benefits, program supplies, facility rent/leasing costs, etc. These funds shall not be used for capital improvements, equipment purchases or mortgage payments.
- Capital – Grants under this category can be used to support a wide variety of activities such as acquisition of property, rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, and economic development.
Applicants must present a clear and compelling argument for funding under the priorities as described.
For Public/Human Services grants the priorities are as follows:
- First Priority: Programs that help meet basic human needs – specifically food, shelter/housing, medical (physical and mental); and
- Second Priority: Proposals that reduce the impact of violence and/or are preventative in nature and/or promote the highest degree of functioning the individual is capable of achieving.
For CDBG funds the City’s priorities are as follows:
- Homeless Assistance — Programs that provide services to homeless individuals and families, and victims of domestic violence;
- Public Facilities and Infrastructure — Capital projects that improve facilities of organizations that serve low and moderate-income residents, and public infrastructure and parks improvements in low- and moderate income neighborhoods; and
- Economic Development — Support of programs that provide self-employment training and small business loans.
- The minimum grant award amount in Public/Human Services is $9,000. If an application for less than $9,000 is submitted it will not be considered for funding. Capital project applications must be discussed with CD Programs staff prior to applying.
- The grant-award period is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. All grant funds must be expended within the grant period.
The following criteria apply to programs applying for Community Development Block Grant and/or Human Services funds:
- Proposed programs/projects should primarily benefit low and moderate-income residents, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Applicants must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations incorporated or organized in the State of California or another state of the United States, or local units of government whose proposals directly benefit low- and moderate-income City of Santa Barbara residents.
- Proposals must address specific social or physical needs and conditions of the people they propose to serve. Documentation could include social indicators, demographic data, surveys, community plans and need as perceived by potential consumers.
- Proposals must identify at least one and no more than three Measureable Outcomes, which are defined as: Specific and realistic results or changes that a client will experience from participating in the applicant’s program or receiving the applicant’s service.
- Proposals must present a strategy, which includes specific efforts to reach underserved minority groups, including racial and/or ethnic communities.
- Proposals must demonstrate support from the people for which the program is proposed.
- Applicants must clearly identify all funding sources and justify their proposal if services are available through another source.
- Applicants shall demonstrate financial stability. Applicants shall seek funding, or demonstrate funding support from diverse public/private sources. The City shall not be committed to total support of a program, nor shall the City be committed to continuing funding in the case that other support is withdrawn. Administrative/overhead costs shall be held to reasonable levels. Additionally, applicants shall demonstrate sufficient net assets or operating reserves to cover the organization’s liabilities, operating deficits, or debt.
- City Human Services/CDBG funds shall support only those services that directly benefit residents of the City of Santa Barbara. Programs operated on a countywide or regional basis must show documentation that: (a) services benefit City residents, and (b) sufficient funds are available to support non-city residents.
- Proposals shall identify geographical areas where they propose to provide services.
- Proposals that pay the local minimum wage (as described in Chapter 9.128 of the City of Santa Barbara Municipal Code) to all staff for which Human Services/CDBG funds are requested shall receive an extra point in the rating process.
For more information, visit City of Santa Barbara.