Grant Opportunities

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Links to all City-related grants are below.  

Community Development Block Grant- Open November 1 - December 16, 2019

Federal funds used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.

The City invites applicants to apply for a portion of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity that primarily benefits lower-income persons for community development activities and public service activities.  The funding year begins July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  City estimates budget of $417,300 for Community Development Projects and $88,000 for public services. Please see Application for specific submittal instructions and December 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. deadline.

For more information, click here to visit the CDBG webpage.

Community Enhancement Grant - Open October 15 - December 2, 2019

The Community Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to choose a community beautification or environmental project, such as a recycling program, tree planting, litter collection, composting, waste reduction program, water/energy conservation, food diversion (composting, donation or recovery), public outreach and education program, or similar environmentally-related activity to conduct. To apply or more information please visit the CEG webpage.

Sports Facilities Endowment Fund - Application Closed October 10, 2019

Community nonprofit organizations may apply for the City's Sports Facilities Endowment Fund grants in September. The City has set aside $100k for local nonprofit organizations' capital projects that benefit sports teams or groups within the City. All projects must be completed within one year and the maximum an organization can receive is $10,000 in matching funds.

Some of the projects funded through this program include the Westlake High School football stadium, Thousand Oaks High School swimming pool, Conejo Creek South soccer fields, and the Conejo Equestrian Park new ring and pen.  

Please review the following documents prior to completing application:

If you determine you are eligible to apply for this grant, please complete the application and submit electronically to by 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2019.  You should receive an email response if your application was received.  It is your responsibility to make sure the application was received.  If you are not sure, please contact us prior to the deadline date/time.   E-mail any questions to

Community Events Endowment Fund

The City sets aside $100K each year to award to local nonprofit organizations for cultural arts and special events that benefit a wide-cross section of the community. A portion (15%) of the funds are reserved for unanticipated, off-cycle grant requests; $85,000 is available for CEEF grant distribution. Click on the links for the guidelines for the grantClick here to e-mail us if you have questions about the grant.  

Social Services Endowment Fund (January) 

The City annually allocates $100,000 from the Social Services Endowment Fund (SSEF) for operational support grants to local non-profit agencies offering essential public and social services to income-eligible low-income persons. 

TOARTS Performance Grant Fund (application period varies)

The Theater Performance Credits program is designed to provide local nonprofit organizations with financial assistance to make usage of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Bank of America Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) theatre facilities more accessible. The Performance Grant Application is available through TOARTS. Please visit the TOARTS Grant making webpage for additional information.