Pixel Tracker

Tuesday, March 26 , 2019, 2:03 am | Fair 50º


Santa Barbara Awards $1.3 Million in City Grants

Most of the nonprofit recipients of the funding provide services for the homeless, counseling or activities for residents

Dozens of community service agencies received funds from the City of Santa Barbara this week, but the application process is getting more competitive as available funding gets cut each year.

Santa Barbara gave out $747,098 in community development block grants and human service funds, and another $581,521 in grants for capital projects. Each agency serves low-income residents of the city and helps provide a valuable safety net, according to city staff members.

“We need to partner with you to make the city work as well as it does,” Mayor Helene Schneider said.

Most of the recipients provide services for the homeless, counseling or activities for residents.

The Casa Esperanza Homeless Center received $100,000 between separate grant proposals for its community kitchen, jail discharge project and ongoing operations. Transition House was awarded $46,500 for its services. Domestic Violence Solutions emergency shelters received $32,000, and the warming centers put on by the Unitarian Society received $7,500.

Countywide groups received some funding, too, such as the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County — which got $29,598 for operations and its Brown Bag for Seniors program — and the United Boys & Girls Clubs. All but three capital applications were funded.

The Jewish Federation received $100,000 for community center building improvements, the Eastside Neighborhood Clinic was given $90,000 for a dental clinic rehabilitation, and the city received funding to build bus shelters, access ramps and repair Cabrillo Ballfield storm drains.

Noozhawk staff writer Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

City grant and human service funds for 2012-13

Support Noozhawk Today!

Our professional journalists work tirelessly to report on local news so you can be more informed and engaged in your community. This quality, local reporting is free for you to read and share, but it's not free to produce.

You count on us to deliver timely, relevant local news, 24/7. Can we count on you to invest in our newsroom and help secure its future?

We provide special member benefits to show how much we appreciate your support.

I would like give...
Great! You're joining as a Red-Tailed Hawk!
  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.