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Mayor Supports Federal Funding for Social Services
updated: Apr 19, 2017, 7:37 AM

By Alyssa Rendon, edhat staff

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider held a press conference on Monday, joining mayors across the nation, in support of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program.

The gathering was held at Ortega Park at 3:00 p.m., with speakers including: Congressman Salud Carbajal, Marsha Bailey (Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Economic Ventures), Fran Forman (Executive Director, Community Action Commission), Kathleen Baushke (Executive Director of Transition House), Rob Fredericks (Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara), and other community leaders who receive Community Development Block Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Each year, Santa Barbara awards Human Services grants to local entities that serve the City with funding coming from the General Fund and federal CDBG funds. The City of Santa Barbara is scheduled to receive $834,376; however the future of this program is in jeopardy, as President Trump's proposed budget cuts call for complete elimination of the CDBG Program.

Mayor Schneider, along with dozens of Mayors throughout the country, have joined the fight and stop the elimination of CDBG. The event also served as a way to express thanks to the members of Congress who support the fight.

The CDBG Program began in 1974 with over $149 billion invested in communities nationwide, with every State, Territory, and District receiving or having access to funds. CDBG generates jobs, provides affordable housing, and responds to community infrastructure needs.

On March 28, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to allocate funding towards 46 vital services and programs. Details of all recipients are available on the City's website.

 

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