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GOLETA, CA, September 6, 2023 – There are just a couple days left to provide input on the City of Goleta’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Year-End Report. The 15-day public review period ends this Friday, September 8 at noon. The City receives funds for its CDBG program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is required to submit a year-end report on its accomplishments called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides an assessment of the City’s performance in meeting housing and community development goals in the adopted 2022-2023 CDBG Action Plan. This past year, over 6,000 people were assisted with CDBG funding. View the draft CAPER here:

The City Council held a public hearing on these matters at its meeting last night, September 5, 2023. The Council approved the draft CAPER and authorized staff to submit it to HUD. Watch the meeting here: Read the staff report at

There is still time for the community to provide input. Comments are being accepted through noon on Friday, September 8, 2023. Submit comments to: City of Goleta, Neighborhood Services Department, Attn: Shanna Dawson, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 or send an email to

About the Community Development Block Grant

On an annual basis the City receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the CDBG program which is intended to be used to assist low-income citizens, people experiencing homelessness, youth and seniors with essential services such as medical and dental care, food security, counseling, homelessness prevention, case management and other needs.

The City also uses the majority of its CDBG allocation on capital projects that will benefit low- to moderate-income people and the disabled. Projects have included renovating City facilities and parks to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) access standards, installing sidewalks in areas where they are lacking, and adding crosswalks.


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