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Arts, Culture and Community Festivals (ACCF)

City Council Arts, Culture and Community Festivals (ACCF) with Discretionary Transient Occupancy Tax [TOT] funding is allocated to private non-profit organizations for the purpose of promoting local arts and culture. The allocation of ACCF funding is governed by PDF icon Council Policy 100-23. Funds awarded to an organization are paid on a reimbursement basis only.

Please note, the CPPS funding allocation process for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) has changed. The application process includes two steps: 1) Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and 2) Request for Proposals (RFP). Applicants must complete and submit the online Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by the deadline of September 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications and required documentation prior to the deadline to correct potential errors. Council Administration will hold office hours and workshops to answer questions and concerns related to process requirements.

Council Administration will evaluate RFQs based on completeness and fulfillment of City requirements. Based on these evaluations, each applicant is assigned one of two grades:  1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Please note that not all Qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices.

Request for Qualifications (Prescreening)

Please note that the Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process is closed. The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available online for Qualified selected applicants on November 1, 2018.

A complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) consists of the following information:

Note: Applicants scored Qualified and selected for funding by a Council Office will be given access to the Request for Proposal. Please see the Request for Qualifications  Instructions and Fiscal Year 2019 CPPS/ACCF Funding Process Schedule below for more details.

FY 2018 Request for Reimbursement Forms

Previous Funding Allocations


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