Commission Grantees 

The Human Services Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for specified county general funds in the Human Services Fund as well as the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.


Image courtesy of Community Action CommissionBasic Services and Best Practices Grants

Basic services and best practices grants are dispersed in three-year increments. For the three-year cycle of Fiscal Years 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22, the Board of Supervisors approved the Commission's recommendations to provide $990,000 to the following organizations:

  • Catholic Charities ($30,000)
  • Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens ($30,000)
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation ($100,000)
  • Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County ($30,000)
  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County ($35,000)
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County ($35,000)
  • Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Inc. ($15,000)
  • Good Samaritan Shelter ($145,000)
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects, Inc. ($30,000)
  • NBCC, dba New Beginnings ($100,000)
  • North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center ($30,000)
  • People Assisting the Homeless ($80,000)
  • Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels Inc. ($10,000)
  • Santa Maria Valley FISH Meals on Wheels ($15,000)
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People ($35,000)
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens Foundation ($45,000)
  • Sarah House Santa Barbara ($15,000)
  • St. Vincent's Institution ($50,000)
  • Standing Together to End Sexual Assault ($30,000)
  • Transition House ($80,000)
  • WillBridge of Santa Barbara, Inc. ($30,000)
  • Youth and Family Services YMCA ($20,000)

 

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Image courtesy of Isla Vista Youth ProjectsCommunity Development Block Grant Public Services Awards

The Human Services Commission evaluates and prioritizes Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for public services from federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds assist low- and moderate-income individuals and households with safety net services as well as housing programs and other community development needs. For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the Board of Supervisors has approved the Commission's recommendations to provide more than $180,000 in funding to the following organizations:

  • Domestic Violence Solutions ($17,999)
  • Good Samaritan Shelter ($15,749)
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County ($23,626)
  • Meals on Wheels Santa Maria Valley ($20,000)
  • NBCC, dba New Beginnings ($15,749)
  • Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation ($8,197)
  • Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens Foundation ($13,660)
  • Sarah House Santa Barbara ($15,000)
  • Showers of Blessing ($15,749)
  • United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County ($23,197)
  • WillBridge of Santa Barbara, Inc. ($15,749)
  • Youth and Family Services YMCA ($15,749)