The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 City Grant Program funding. Since 2014, the City Council has authorized up to $100,000 annually for grant funding. This year, the City granted $250,000 to 55 nonprofits. The additional $150,000 came from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The City included funding for the Juneteenth Santa Barbara event, Food From The Heart, Youth Innovation Club, Inc., Transition House, and many other worthy organizations.
The Goleta City Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 each for non-profit organizations involved in providing public services, educational and cultural activities such as music, art, dance, and recreation, and Goleta-oriented special events and regional projects that enhance and support the quality of life in Goleta.
This year, grant applications were reviewed by the Grant Funding Review Standing Committee, the Homelessness Issues Standing Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Commission over four different meetings in February and March. The City Council approved the recipients and funding at its May 2 meeting. The Committees and Commission expressed how difficult finalizing award recommendations was given the value of the programs represented.
The City would like to thank the Committees and the Commission for their dedication to the City’s grant programs and their careful deliberation and thoughtfulness throughout the process. For more information on the City’s grant programs, please visit https://www.cityofgoleta.org/your-city/neighborhood-services/grants.