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In an effort to support the COVID-19 relief efforts of the City of Goleta, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has partnered with the City of Goleta to award assistance grants to City of Goleta residents of up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $2,000 for families who are experiencing hardship related to the COVID-19 crisis (e.g. business closures, social distancing ordinances).

This application should be completed by, or on behalf of, the head of household.
To be eligible for this funding:
  1. You must reside within the incorporated city limits of Goleta, CA.
  2. You must be experiencing hardship securing or maintaining your or your family's basic needs due to COVID-19 (e.g. food insecurity, need for medical care/equipment, medications, access to mental health services). For example:
    • You have lost wages or employment due to COVID-19.
    • You have unexpected childcare/education needs and expenses due to COVID-19.
If you need assistance filling out your application or have questions, please call us at (805) 965-8591 during our office hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm), or email us at info@unitedwaysb.org. Our staff is working virtually. We will return all calls and emails within 72 hours (Monday - Friday).

Applications are received on a rolling basis and processed in a timely manner. Upon submission, your application will be sent to Family Service Agency, United Way of Santa Barbara County’s contracted partner agency for case management services. A representative from Family Service Agency will contact you to set up an appointment to review your application. Please do not contact Family Service Agency; they will contact you.

You must provide the following required documentation at your appointment in order for your application to be reviewed:
  • Photo ID (e.g. Driver’s license, U.S. or foreign passport, or CA ID card)
  • Proof of residency (e.g. tax return, voter registration, utility bills, or bank statements that show your address)
  • If applicable to you: proof of employment and proof of loss of work/income due to COVID-19 (e.g. several pay stubs, bank statements, and/or written notice from your employer confirming reduced hours or closure due to COVID-19)
  • If applicable to you: proof that you enrolled your child(ren) in childcare due to COVID-19 (e.g. invoice showing enrollment in a childcare facility) or had other education-related expenses
During your meeting, you and your Family Service Agency representative will review your application and required documentation, as well as discuss your needs. It is your responsibility to honor your appointment time. Your application will not be considered complete until you meet with your assigned Family Service Agency representative. Due to the high number of applications received, FSA will contact you as time allows.

Upon completion of your application and your meeting with Family Service Agency, United Way of Santa Barbara County will review your full application and funding recommendation from FSA and provide written notice of a funding decision. Please make sure to include a viable mailing address for your check to be sent. Please alert United Way of Santa Barbara County if you prefer to pick up your check in person.

UWSBC retains the right to adjust final funding decisions.

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* First Name

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* Middle Name

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* Last Name(s)

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* Gender

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* Current address

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* Current housing situation

Please complete the following information about your household. For the purposes of this application, your "household" includes only your immediate family (the people who live with you AND who you help care/provide for). Please do not include roommates, landlords, or other people living in the same house or building as you.

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* Number of household members (including yourself)

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* Total annual household income

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* Average monthly utilities expenses

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* Please select each statement that is true about your household. (The people in my household are...)

 
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