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. 
About $1.2 million is available in Human Services and CDBG grants to support local nonprofit 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 2:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 8. A mandatory application workshop for CDBG Capital applicants will be held :45-4:45 p.m., Nov. 8. Both will be held in the David Gebhard meeting room, 630 Garden St.

To submit an application, a representative of each potential applicant organization is required to attend this workshop in its entirety. Attendees must be staff who are directly involved in preparing grant submissions.

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

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the application is complete and submitted online on or before Dec. 7. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and acceptance of the application does not guarantee funding.

For all requirements and funding process details, contact the Community Development Programs staff at 805-564-2624, or visit