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City Council

Arts, Culture & Community Festivals (ACCF) City Council Allocations

Through discretionary Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) funds, City Council Offices can award non-profit organizations and public agencies funding for the purpose of promoting local arts and culture. ACCF's City Council allocations are governed by PDF icon  Council Policy 100-23 and the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is governed by PDF icon Council Policy 100-03. Funds awarded to organizations and agencies are paid on a reimbursement basis only and are at the subjective discretion of Council Offices. Allocations are offered annually with applications taking place in the beginning of the fiscal year and reimbursements being processed at the end of the fiscal year.

PDF icon Fiscal Year 2023 ACCF Funding Program Schedule


The Fiscal Year 2024 ACCF City Council Allocations application period will be open from June 30, 2023 to July 17, 2023. Please see more below and join our mailing list by completing the form on the right side of this page. 

Who can apply?

Any organization with nonprofit status and public agencies that meet the eligibility requirements and represents the goals of the Arts, Culture & Community Festivals funding program.

Did your organization receive a CCSD or OSP award?

Organizations that have been awarded a Fiscal Year 2023 Commission for Arts and Culture Organizational Support Program (OSP) or Creative Communities San Diego (CCSD) award are still eligible to receive a Council Office ACCF funding allocation with an amendment to their existing OSP/CCSD agreement (internal city process). Please be sure to fill out the separate application for FY23 CCSD/OSP recipients found below. Note that should these organizations be granted ACCF City Council allocations, funding must be used for the same purpose(s) as outlined in the OSP/CCSD agreement. 

PDF icon FY23 CCSD Award Recipients

PDF icon FY23 OSP Award Recipients

Did your organization apply for or receive a grant funded by TOT?

Per Council Policy 100-03, organizations that have applied for or received a Fiscal Year 2023 grant funded by TOT are ineligible to apply for the Council Office ACCF Funding Program. However, TOT grant applicants and recipients are eligible to apply for the Community Projects, Programs & Services (CPPS) funding program.


Please note that applications for FY23 are now closed. 

Council Administration will evaluate the strength of each applicant’s ability to manage a City contract using the information provided in the application. Each applicant is assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Funding allocations may be recommended by a Council District based on further review.


NOTE: Not all Qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices and can be canceled at any time.

Your funding application will be sent via Seamless Docs to our inbox at ACCF@sandiego.gov. Your organization will receive a confirmation email from Seamless Docs once your application has been submitted.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications and required documentation in advance of the deadline to correct potential errors. Applications are evaluated based on completeness and fulfillment of City of San Diego contracting requirements.

FY24 ACCF Overview Video

File FY24 ACCF Overview PowerPoint

Funding Allocations

FY23 ACCF Funding Allocation TBA

FY22 No ACCF Funding Allocation 

FY21 No ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY20 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY19 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY18 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY17 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY16 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY15 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY14 ACCF Funding Allocation

PDF icon FY13 ACCF Funding Allocation

For questions, please email ACCF@sandiego.gov or contact Council Administration directly.

Council Administration                          Abigail Edwards                                   Malachi Bielecki                      
202 C Street, MS 10A                                 Grants Coordinator                               Grants Coordinator
San Diego, CA 92101                                 202 C Street, MS 10A                             202 C Street, MS 10A
619-236-6441                                             San Diego, CA 92101                             San Diego, CA 92101
                                                                     EdwardsA@sandiego.gov                     MBielecki@sandiego.gov

PDF icon FY24 CPPS & ACCF Council Office Representatives

Please click here to find out which Council District your organization is located in.