Task Force on Homelessness

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The Task Force on Homelessness was established by the City Council in 1999 to address the issue of homelessness in Simi Valley.  The Task Force provides policy recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing the community's response to homelessness.  The Task Force is comprised of representatives from the City Council, regional and local services providers, and government agencies providing services to individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness.

The Task Force meets quarterly.  All Task Force meetings are open to the public. Information for upcoming meetings is available below.  Those interested in receiving meeting and other information related to the Task Force's efforts can sign up to receive email notifications.  For information provided at the meetings, please refer to the Resources and Referrals page.

Additionally, City staff represents the City through involvement with the Ventura County Continuum of Care to ensure that the City's efforts take into account regional efforts and federal policies to maximize effectiveness.  The Continuum of Care coordinates the regional Point In Time Count and prepared a brief summary of the findings to detail the state of homelessness in Ventura County.

E-Notification

For more information regarding the Task Force on Homelessness, please call (805) 583-6759. Interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to sign up for e-notify to receive email information, variances in meeting dates, and to stay informed regarding current and future updates.  

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Community Projects Grant Application Deadline

Local 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organizations Invited to Apply

  • Date: 03/21/2016  

The City of Simi Valley has $150,000 in funding available for community projects and programs to be completed between July 2016 and June 2017. Local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations serving Simi Valley are encouraged to apply for grant awards ranging from $25,000 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. 

- Eligibility Requirements
     Incorporated 501 (c)(3)
     Disclosure of Headquarters Location
     Disclosure of Satellite Locations
     Single application per organization and/or Joint applications for non-duplicative scope
- Grant Awards
     $25,000 to $150,000
- Detailed Scope of Work Should Include the Following
     Benefit to Simi Valley
     Ability to complete the project within the expenditure period
     How Community needs are being met
     Provide direct cost detail
Deadline:  March 21, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Award Announcement:  May 2016

Organizations may submit a funding application now through March 21 by clicking here. 

The grant is made available through an agreement between the City and Waste Management to fund community projects and programs that benefit Simi Valley. Funding will be awarded by the City Council at a public meeting in May.

For further information about the Community Projects grant program, please click here or call (805) 583-6864.

 

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