City Council Arts, Culture and Community Festivals (ACCF) with Discretionary Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) funding is awarded to non-profit organizations and public agencies for the purpose of promoting local arts and culture. The City Council Office ACCF Funding Program is governed by Council Policy 100-23. Funds awarded to organizations and agencies are paid on a reimbursement basis only and are at the discretion of Council Offices.
Per Council Policy 100-03, organizations that have applied for or received a Fiscal Year 2020 grant funded by TOT are ineligible to apply for the Council Office ACCF Funding Program. However, organizations that have been awarded a Fiscal Year 2020 Commission for Arts and Culture Organizational Support Program (OSP) or Creative Communities San Diego (CCSD) award, are eligible to receive Council Office ACCF funds via transfer memorandum. Please click here to view the Fiscal Year 2020 OSP and CCSD recipients. TOT grant applicants and recipients are eligible to apply for the Council Office CPPS Funding Program.
Please note, the ACCF funding allocation process has changed as of July 1, 2018. The application process includes two steps: 1) Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and 2) Request for Proposals (RFP). Council Administration will hold office hours and workshops related to process requirements. Please see the CPPS/ACCF Funding Program Schedule below for important dates and deadlines.
The Fiscal Year 2020 RFQ deadline has passed, please visit our website on July 1, 2020 for access to the Fiscal Year 2021 RFQ. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) determines if applicants meet basic City of San Diego contracting requirements. The RFQ is due by September 27, 2019 at noon. Applicants are encouraged to submit the RFQ early to allow time for corrections. Please review the ACCF RFQ Instructions.
A complete RFQ consists of the following:
RFQs are evaluated based on completeness and fulfillment of City of San Diego contracting requirements. Applicants are assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Applicants scored Qualified and selected for funding by a Council Office will be given access to the Request for Proposals.
Please note that not all Qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation: CPPS/ACCF Technical Assistance Workshop
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is the second step of the ACCF Funding Program application process. The RFP is due by November 22, 2019 at noon. Applicants are encouraged to submit the RFP early to allow time for corrections. Please review the ACCF RFP Instructions.
A complete RFP consists of the following:
RFPs are evaluated based on completeness and fulfillment of City of San Diego contracting requirements. Applicants are assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Applicants scored Qualified will continue with the contracting process. Please see the draft Fiscal Year 2020 ACCF Contract for additional information on contracting requirements.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation: CPPS/ACCF RFP Technical Assistance Workshop
The Fiscal Year 2020 Request for Reimbursement forms are being revised. Please check back in early Spring for the updated forms. Please contact Council Administration with any questions or concerns.
For questions, please email [email protected] or contact Council Administration directly.
Courtney Thomson Jasmine Mallen
Grants Coordinator/Contract Administrator Grants & Contracts Analyst
(619) 236-5918 (619) 533-4762