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Community Projects, Programs, and Services (CPPS) Funding Program

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.

FY25 CPPS Update:

Please stay tuned to our webpage and mailing list for updates. 

FY24 CPPS Information:

We are excited to announce that among 279 applicants, 207 community organizations have been awarded CPPS funding for 231 unique projects totaling over $1.8 million in funding, an increase over FY23. Please see the following resources and contact your assigned grant coordinator for more information: 

FY24 CPPS Award List

Grant Awardees should recognize that these allocations are tentative and are subject to approval by the full City Council. 

FY24 CPPS Companion FAQ

FY24 CPPS Funding Program Schedule

Please note that the Fiscal Year 2024 CPPS application period has closed. It was open from May 1 - May 30, 2023. Please consider join our mailing list by completing the form on the right side of this page. 

FY24 CPPS Reporting: 

All CPPS funding agreements in good standing have been approved and awards have been processed. Grantees may now file reporting documentation. We ask that you submit reporting documentation as soon as possible to ensure timely processing.

All grantees are required to submit the following: 

  1. Expenditure Reporting Form (ERF)
  2. Supplemental Documentation
    1. Proof of Purchase (invoice, receipt, timecard, etc.)
    2. Proof of Payment (canceled check, bank/credit card statement, etc.)
  3. Final Performance Report

We ask that you combine reporting information into a single PDF document and submit the form to our inbox at Please be reminded that all expenditures must have been incurred during the City’s Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). Eligible expenses are those allowed under Council Policy 100-06 and closely related to the program activities described in Section 2 of the application as enclosed in the finalized funding agreement. All grantees will have until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, to submit reporting information. 


Please utilize the following documents: 
Expenditure Reporting Form (ERF) 

FY24 Reporting Instructions

FY24 Reporting Example


Please note that the Fiscal Year 2024 CPPS application period has closed. It was open from May 1 - May 30, 2023. 

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. Funding allocations will be announced in early August, 2023. 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:

  1. CPPS Funding Application
  2. Proof of Nonprofit Status (IRS)
  3. Proof of good standing with the CA Secretary of State
  4. Proof of good standing with the CA Attorney General
  5. IRS Form 990, 990EZ, or 990N
  6. Certification for a Drug Free Workplace
  7. EOC Workforce Report
  8. 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 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 Overview Video 

FY24 CPPS PowerPoint

Funding Awards


For questions, please email or contact Council Administration directly.

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


FY24 CPPS & ACCF Council Office Representatives

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

Abigail Edwards
Grants Manager
202 C Street, MS 10A
San Diego, CA 92101

Malachi Bielecki
Grants Coordinator
202 C Street, MS 10A
San Diego, CA 92101