The annual Community Projects 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 approximately $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, with final discretion of the City Council.
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.
At the March 11, 2019 City Council Meeting, the City Council awarded the Free Clinic of Simi Valley all available funds for FY 2019-20, FY 2020-21, and FY 2021-22 which comes to a total of $458,000. The City Council directed that $10,000 be held in contingency each year to allow for the City Council to address emergent community needs should they arise. Should there be no emergent need, the $10,000 will be disbursed to the Free Clinic at the end of each fiscal year.
For further information about the CPG program's funding eligibility and grant terms, you may contact the Community Services Department at (805) 583-6864.