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City Council

Community Projects, Programs & Services (CPPS) Funding Program

City Council Community Projects, Programs and Services (CPPS) funding is awarded to non-profit organizations and public agencies for one-time community, social, environmental, cultural and recreational needs that serve a lawful public purpose. The City Council Office CPPS Funding Program is governed by PDF icon Council Policy 100-06. Funds awarded to organizations and agencies are paid on a reimbursement basis only and are at the discretion of Council Offices.

The application process includes two steps: 1) Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and 2) Request for Proposals (RFP). Council Administration will hold virtual office hours and workshops to answer questions and concerns related to process requirements. Please see the Fiscal Year 2022 CPPS Funding Process Schedule and information below for process details.

PDF icon Fiscal Year 2022 CPPS Funding Program Schedule

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is the second step of the CPPS Funding Program application process. Remaining documents required to contract with the City are requested by those organizations chosen for funding allocations.

Recipients must complete and submit the Request for Proposals (RFP0 by the deadline of September 17, 2021 at noon. Recipients are encouraged to submit the required documentation prior to the deadline to correct potential errors. A complete RFP consists of the following information:

  1. CPPS Funding Application Part 2
  2. PDF icon Complete Proof of Specified Insurance
  3. PDF icon Certification for a Drug Free Workplace
  4. PDF icon EOC Workforce Report
  5. IRS Form 990 or 990EZ
  6. PDF icon Form W-9
  7. PDF icon Living Wage Ordinance for Exemption or PDF icon Compliance

Note: Items 2-7 will be attachments to your application.

RFPs are evaluated based on completeness and fulfillment of City of San Diego contracting requirements, they are assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified: A contract will be created; 2) Not Qualified: Organization will enter a 3-day Cure Period to provide correct documentation. Recipients unable to reach a Qualified status will be directed to resources to improve their competitiveness for future funding cycles.

Funding Allocations


For questions, please email CPPS@SanDiego.gov or contact Council Administration directly.

Courtney Thomson
Council Administration
202 C Street, MS 10A
San Diego, CA  92101