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CITY SPONSORED COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAMS

Please e-mail TOgrants@toaks.org with any questions. 

Announcements

  • The Community Events Grant (CEG) is now open! The application is posted in the grant documents section. See CEG section below for additional information on eligible projects and how to apply. Applications for the CEG grant must be submitted by e-mail only to TOgrants@toaks.org by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
  • A grant application workshop for the Community Events Grant was held on January 26, 2023. The recording will be added to this website soon! 

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Grant Documents 

Grant Application - Posted 1/23/2023

2022-23 Grant Agreement Template

2022-23 Performance Closeout Report

Community Grants Program - Resolution 2021-047

Grant Information

The City of Thousand Oaks will be offering four (4) Community Grants throughout fiscal year 2022-23 - Community Sports Grant (CSG), Community Environmental Enhancement Grant (CEEG), Community Events Grant (CEG), and Community Social Services Grant (CSSG). The anticipated application period and grant criteria for each grant type is provided below. 

Completed applications must be submitted electronically to TOgrants@toaks.org within the applicable application period. A confirmation e-mail verifying receipt will be sent during business hours to all applicants. If Applicant DOES NOT receive a confirmation receipt, applicant should assume the City did not receive the application. Late applications will not be accepted.

After the application deadline, the review process takes approximately 8-10 weeks before the Community Funding Review Committee (CFRC) takes their funding recommendation to City Council, who provides the final approval.

The grant agreement period will start on the date of City Council approval, unless otherwise specified. All projects must be completed within one year.  All grant-related expenditures must take place within the grant agreement period. After project/program/event completion (or after funds have been spent) grantees have 30 days to submit a Performance report. 

 For additional information about the City's 2022-23 Community Events Grant Program, including how to apply, please watch the January 26, 2023 workshop:

          

For additional information about the City's 2022-23 Community Grant Program, including how to apply, please watch the September 8, 2022 workshop:

Information on the Community Funding Review Committee. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of meetings.

Information on the City of Thousand Oaks City Council. Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of meetings.

*CVUSD School Projects/ School Booster Club Projects Special Note: The City and CVUSD have agreed that your Project/ Program/ Event will be coordinated through the District. In order to submit a complete application before the deadline: 1.) If you are applying for a Sports or Environmental Enhancement Grant which involves any physical change or addition to a school campus,  please reach out to the CVUSD Planning Division early in the application process to discuss your proposal with CVUSD administrators.  Tim McCabe, CVUSD Director, Planning & Construction, will need to sign SECTION E, PROPERTY OWNER AUTHORIZATION; and2.) If you are applying for a Sports, Environmental Enhancement, or Events Grant, know that all CVUSD projects will be paid through the district, and Dr. Victor Hayek, Deputy Superintendent, Business Services, will need to sign SECTION F, FISCAL SPONSOR AUTHORIZATION. Dr. Hayek will also be one of the required authorized grant signers identified at the top of page.

Please e-mail TOgrants@toaks.org with any questions. 

Community Events Grant Application (CEG) - Application period is OPEN. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on February 23, 2023

The CEG provides grant opportunities to local nonprofit organizations for community visual or performing arts and/or cultural programs/project/events.  All programs/projects/events must take place within the City boundaries, except for local school competition performances while representing the City of Thousand oaks. 

 Project examples

School band competitions, open-space trail education events, ballets at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, performances at other locations through the community, or similar visual or performing art or cultural program/project/event. 

How to apply

The CEG grant application can be downloaded from the "Grant Documents" section above. The grant application and all applicable required documents must be submitted by e-mail only to TOgrants@toaks.org before the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Please use Microsoft Word or similar to complete your application. 

Current CEG award limits: Minimum is $500 and Maximum is $8,500. This grant requires 100% matching funds. If the grant is for a team competition, it cannot be for more than $100 per team member.

Applicants will be notified of the City's funding decision 8-10 weeks after the submission deadline. 

All CEG programs/projects/events must be take place and be completed between July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

*CVUSD School Projects/ School Booster Club Projects, please see Special Note in the "Grant Information" section above. 

Community Social Services Grants (CSSG) - Application period is currently scheduled for March 10, 2023 - April 11, 2023 at 5pm.

The CSSG provides funding to local non-profit agencies who offer essential public and social services to eligible low-income persons.

Project Examples

Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Center, Medical/Dental supplies, backpack and school supply distribution, emergency rental assistance, or similar essential public service related activity. 

How to apply

The CSSG grant application is currently scheduled to be available starting March 10, 2023 in the "Grant Documents" section above. The grant application and all applicable required documents must be submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Please use Microsoft Word or similar to complete your application. 

Current CSSG award limits: Minimum is $2,000 and Maximum is $10,00. This grant does not have a matching fund requirement.

Applicants will be notified of the City's funding decision 8-10 weeks after the submission deadline. All CSSG programs/projects/events must be completed within one year from the date of City Council approval.

Please note: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant is a different program and requires a separate application. For more information, click here to visit the CDBG webpage.

Community Sports Grant (CSG) – FY22-23 application period closed at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

The CSG provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to update sports facilities or purchase equipment to enhance a sports program. 

Project Examples

Westlake High School Baseball field netting replacement, Newbury Park High School resurfacing of tennis courts, Thousand Oaks High School upgrade of indoor golf equipment, upgrade at Conejo Creek South soccer fields, and the Conejo Equestrian Park new ring and pen.

How to apply

The CSG grant application is closed for FY2022-23. Please check back for future opportunities.

Current CSG award limits: Minimum is $2,000 and Maximum is $10,00. This grant requires 100% matching funds. Uniforms are not covered under the CSG funding.

Applicants will be notified of the City's funding decision 8-10 weeks after the submission deadline. All CSG programs/projects/events must be completed within one year from the date of City Council approval.

Community Environmental Enhancement Grant (CEEG) - FY22-23 application period closed at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

The CEEG provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to complete a community beautification or environmental project.

Examples of eligible CEEG projects

Water conservation projects (installation of drip irrigation, grey water systems, rain barrels, replacement of grass with woodchips, or low flow toilet replacement), litter collection, recycling, waste reduction (installation of water bottle refill stations), energy conservation (LED light replacement), food diversion from the landfill (composting or donation), public outreach and education program, or similar environmentally related activity.

Please note: 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. To learn more about conserving water, please visit www.toakswater.org.

How to apply to CEEG

The CSG grant application is closed for FY2022-23. Please check back for future opportunities.

Current CEEG award limits: Minimum is $2,000 and Maximum is $4,500. This grant does not have a matching fund requirement.

Applicants will be notified of the City's funding decision 8-10 weeks after the submission deadline. All CEEG programs/projects/events must be completed within one year from the date of City Council approval.

*CVUSD School Projects/ School Booster Club Projects, please see Special Note in the "Grant Information" section above. 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

 CDBG provides Federal funds for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households. For more information, click here to visit the CDBG webpage.