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Grant Applications for Non-profits

Post Date:02/07/2020 2:00 PM

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February 7, 2020


Grant Applications for Non-profits


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the area has primarily been used to assist low-to-moderate income clientele and areas (more than 60 percent of Santa Maria residents fall under this category). Most of the annual funding the City receives, which is approximately $1.5 million, is given to non-profit agencies in the community who assist those who fall under the CDBG requirements. On Monday, February 10th and Thursday, February 20th the City of Santa Maria’s Block Grants Advisory Committee (BGAC) will be holding its annual deliberations process. Each session starts at 5:30 p.m. at Shepard Hall, inside the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 South McClelland Street.


This year’s deliberation process will be a bit different from previous years. The first session on Monday, February 10th will allow agency representatives to speak before the committee. The site visit teams will provide a brief overview of the team reports during the first deliberations session. Once the teams complete the report overview, there will be a public comment session where agencies or anyone from the general public will have an opportunity to share information with the entire committee. The public comment period will be a maximum of three minutes per person. The agenda for the meeting on Monday, February 10th can be found on the City’s meetings portal:


The second session on Thursday, February 20th will be a closed deliberation process; agency representatives will not be able to speak at this meeting but are able to observe the process. The funding recommendations made at this meeting will be presented to the City Council for final approval at a public hearing held on Tuesday, April 7th. The public hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, at City Hall, 110 East Cook Street.


Questions may be directed to the Special Projects Division, (805) 925-0951 extension 2118.


Department:                           Community Development / Special Projects Division

Contact Person:                     Rosie Rojo, Community Programs Manager

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 extension 2381   

E-mail Address:             




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