The annual Community Project Grant is made available through an agreement between the City and Waste Management to fund community projects and programs that benefit Simi Valley. Annual funding of up to $150,000 is available through this grant for local 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations in support of community projects and programs. The funding is disbursed at the recommendation of the Community Projects Grant (CPG) Review Committee and final discretion of the City Council.
The application period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 closed on February 21, 2018. Submitted applications will be made available for public review at multiple public meetings held by the CPG Review Committee on April 19, 2018 and May 3, 2018. All projects must be completed, and all funds expended or returned, by June 30, 2019. Applications and scopes of work from the prior year are available to view at CPG FY 2017-18 Staff Report.
For further information about the CPG program funding eligibility and grant terms, you may contact the Community Services Department at (805) 583-6864.
Community Projects Grant Application Workshop
A voluntary workshop is held annually, prior to the opening of each application period (typically in January). The workshop provides an overview of the application review process. Please review the FY 2018-19 workshop presentation for more information about the application process.
FY 2017-18 funding cycle a total of 34 funding requests were received. All awarded funding for FY 2017-18 must be spent by June 30, 2018. Additional information about the awarded agencies and the amount awarded can be found in the below table.
|Awarded Agencies||Requested Amount||Funded Amount|
|American Foundation for Suicide Prevention||$10,000||$10,000|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||$29,972||$15,000|
|Boys & Girls Club||$61,000||$20,000|
|Community Pregnancy Clinic||$10,000||$10,000|
|Conejo Valley Senior Concerns||$15,000||$10,000|
|Free Clinic of Simi Valley||$50,000||$20,000|
|The Arc of Ventura County||$25,000||$10,000|
|The Samaritan Center||$25,000||$25,000|
Currently, the City of Simi Valley is currently accepting applications for one Community at Large representative and one alternate to serve on the CPG Review Committee. The CPG Review Committee reviews funding requests from local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations for projects and programs serving the community and makes recommendations to the City Council for funding awards.
The CPG Review Committee consists of one representative from each of the four Neighborhood Councils, one representative from the Council on Aging, one representative from the Youth Council, one representative from the community, and alternates for each position.
Applications will be accepted for one Community at Large position and one alternate from February 22, 2018 through March 8, 2018. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee of two City Council Members who will recommend nominees to the City Council for appointment. Tentative dates for the CPG Review Committee meetings have been scheduled for April 19 and May 3, 2018. Both Review Committee meetings will occur in the evenings from 6:30 p.m., located at the Simi Valley Public Library Community Room (2969 Tapo Canyon Road). This timeline will allow the CPG Review Committee to thoughtfully review funding request prior to presenting recommendations to the City Council in June 2018.
The Community Projects Grant Review Committee Community at Large Application submittal deadline is March 7, 2018. Interviews for the Community at Large positions are tentatively scheduled during the week of March 12, 2018.
Interested organizations are encouraged to sign up for e-notify to receive email information about the grant program including Community Projects Grant Review Committee meetings, variances in meeting dates, and to stay informed regarding current and future CPG updates.
For further information about the Community Projects Grant Program, please call (805) 583-6864.