Community Environmental Enhancement Grant
CONTACT: Sarah Mailes, Community Services Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-449-2118
City of Thousand Oaks Community Environmental Enhancement Grant
The City of Thousand Oaks is accepting applications for the 2022-23 Community Environmental Enhancement Grant Program.
The program provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to complete a community beautification or environmental project. Organizations and projects must be located in the City of Thousand Oaks. All projects must be completed within one year. Current award limits: Minimum $2,000, Maximum is $4,500.
Project examples include: water conservation projects (installation of drip irrigation, grey water systems, rain barrels, replacement of grass with woodchips, and low flow toilet replacement), litter collection, recycling, waste reduction (including installation of water bottle refill stations), energy conservation, food diversion from the landfill (through composting or donation), public outreach and education program, or similar environmentally related activity.
Consistent with the City Council’s May 24, 2022 declaration of a Level 4 water shortage, the 2022-23 Community Environment Enhancement Grant (CEEG) program strongly discourages any water intensive projects or projects that involve new plantings/ gardens, including drought tolerant or native plants, as all require water to get established. Conversion of existing spray sprinkler systems to drip and low flow irrigation is encouraged instead.
Applications and guidelines will be available at www.toaks.org/grants on November 14, 2022.
Applications for the grant must be submitted by e-mail only to TOgrants@toaks.org by 5:00pm on Thursday December 15, 2022.
For questions regarding Community Grant Programs, email TOGrants@toaks.org Or call Sarah Mailes at 805-449-2118.