United Way of Santa Barbara County is providing financial assistance to individuals, families, and organizations who have been most impacted by COVID-19. Please reference the different options below to learn more and apply for assistance. Note that you may be eligible for multiple categories.
COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA RENTAL & UTILITY GRANTS
You may visit https://www.unitedwaysb.org/covid19 to view other COVID-19 relief resources and funding opportunities. Additional rental and utility assistance may be available through the State Emergency Rental Assistance program for Santa Barbara County residents with an 80% AMI or below who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental assistance for rent and utility debts dating back to March 2020 (20% rent debt forgiveness from landlords, State pays 80% arrears). Please visit State Housing is Key website (https://housing.ca.gov/) for more information.
COVID-19 JOINT RESPONSE GRANTS
Due to the very high number of applications received, we are not accepting new applications.
United Way of Santa Barbara County in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation and Hutton Parker Foundation is providing financial assistance grants to qualified individuals impacted by COVID-19 living in Santa Barbara County.
NONPROFIT / ORGANIZATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS