City Council Community Projects, Programs and Services (CPPS) funds are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for one-time community, social, environmental, cultural, and recreational needs that serve lawful public purposes. The City Council's CPPS Funding Program is governed by Council Policy 100-06.
Funds granted to nonprofit organizations and public agencies are awarded at the discretion of each Council Office and are paid toward the end of the fiscal year.
Fiscal Year 2024 CPPS Funding Program Schedule
Fiscal Year 2023 CPPS Funding Program Schedule
The Fiscal Year 2024 CPPS Funding Program has launched! Please scroll down for more information and instructions under the "Application" section of this page.
The Fiscal Year 2024 CPPS applicatin period has opened! Applicants must complete and submit the application no later than end-of-business on May 31, 2023. Council Administration will evaluate each applicant’s ability to manage a City Agreement using the information provided by the application.
Each applicant is assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified or 2) Not Qualified. An applicant may apply for funding from multiple Council Offices within a single application. An applicant may submit multiple applications, but each must be for a single project/program/service.
Funding may be awarded by a Council Office based on review of the "Qualified" application pool. All funding awards to nonprofit organizations and public agencies must be approved by the full City Council.
NOTE: Not all "Qualified" applicants will receive funding awards. Funding awards are granted solely at the discretion of each Council Office and may be canceled at any time.
Detailed Application Instructions
A complete application consists of the following:
- CPPS Funding Application
- Proof of Nonprofit Status (IRS)
- Proof of good standing with the CA Secretary of State
- Proof of good standing with the CA Attorney General
- IRS Form 990, 990EZ, or 990N
- Certification for a Drug Free Workplace
- EOC Workforce Report
- IRS Form W-9
Note: Items 2-5 will be PDF attachments to the application. Items 6-8 will be required to be completed within the application form. Please be sure to complete all paperwork in full or the process may be delayed.
The funding application will be sent via Seamless Docs to our email address at CPPS@sandiego.gov upon submission. Applicants will receive a confirmation email from Seamless Docs once their application has been submitted.
Applicants are encouraged to submit applications and required documentation prior to the deadline to correct potential errors. Applications are evaluated based on completeness and fulfillment of the City of San Diego's contracting requirements.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be deemed “Not Qualified” and will enter a brief Cure Period. Council Administration will explain issues identified in the application and applicants will have a short period to reach a "Qualified" status. Applicants unable to obtain a "Qualified" status will be directed to resources to improve their competitiveness in future funding cycles.
Please note that not all qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding awards are made solely at the discretion of each Council Office, which have limited CPPS budgets in a given fiscal year. Please follow the application instructions carefully and contact Council Administration with any questions. We encourage applicants to contact Council Office CPPS representatives regarding their respective application. Please see contact info at the bottom of the page.
FY24 CPPS PowerPoint
For questions, please email CPPS@SanDiego.gov or contact Council Administration directly.