Fire officials have confirmed that the Rye Fire now poses no threat to the City of Simi Valley. Based on that information the City's Emergency Operations Center has closed. Fire and Police Department personnel will be closely monitoring the City for potential fire threats throughout forecasted wind events. Please immediately report any suspicious activity observed in brush and wild land interface areas of the City by calling 911. 

Community Projects Grant

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The City of Simi Valley's Community Projects Grant (CPG) is an annual grant of up to $150,000 that is awarded by the City Council to local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations for community projects.  The grant is made available through an agreement between the City and Waste Management to fund community projects and programs that benefit Simi Valley.  Each spring local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations serving Simi Valley are encouraged to apply for grant awards of up to $150,000 to support new or ongoing programs and/or capital projects. Funding eligibility is limited to direct costs associated with the program or project. 

Grant Application Review Process

The application period for the Community Projects Grant FY 2017-18 funding cycle has closed. Applications will be reviewed by the Community Projects Grant Review Committee, which will be meeting on April 18, 2017 and April 25, 2017.  The first meeting will be focused on orientating the Committee to the Community Projects Grant program, explain its role in the funding award process, and determine the evaluation criteria and/or method to formulate its recommendation to the City Council. At the second meeting, the Committee will review the eligible applications and prepare a recommendation to the City Council.  The Committee's recommendation will be presented to the City Council at the May 15, 2017 meeting.


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 and to stay informed of the current and future call for projects. 


For questions regarding the Community Projects Grant, please contact the Community Services Department at (805) 583-6864.


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