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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 and are at the discretion of each Council Office.

PDF icon Fiscal Year 2023 CPPS Funding Program Schedule


The application will be open from July 1- July 31, 2022. Applicants must complete and submit the application by July 31, 2022. Council Administration will evaluate the strength of each applicant’s ability to manage a City contract using the information provided in the application.  Each applicant is assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Funding awards may be recommended by a Council District based on further review. However, all funding awards to public agencies or non-profit organizations must be approved by the full City Council.

NOTE: Not all Qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices and can be canceled at any time.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. CPPS Funding Application
  2. Proof of Nonprofit Status
  3. Proof of an active status from the Secretary of State
  4. Proof of a current registration with the Attorney General
  5. PDF icon Certification for a Drug Free Workplace
  6. PDF icon EOC Workforce Report
  7. PDF icon IRS Form 990 or 990EZ
  8. PDF icon Form W-9

Note:  Items 2-8 will be attachments to your application.

Note: Please complete pages 1-3 of the EOC Workforce Report. Be sure to complete the top section of pages 2 and 3 as well as the "Grand Total All Employees" field on both pages. Please complete this form to the best of your ability, but "0" or "N/A" is acceptable for some fields. 

Please note that the liability insurance requirement has been waived for FY23.

PDF icon More detailed instructions on filling out the Application

Your funding application will be sent via Seamless Docs to our email address at CPPS@sandiego.gov.  Your organization will receive a confirmation email from Seamless Docs once your 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 City of San Diego contracting requirements.

Applicants who did not meet the requirements will be deemed “Not Qualified” and will enter a 5-day Cure Period. Council Administration will share issues identified in the application and applicants will have 5 days to reach a status of Qualified. Applicants unable to reach the Qualified status will be directed to resources to improve their competitiveness for future funding cycles.

Please note that not all qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices. It is recommended that your organization reaches out to the Council Office(s) after your application has been submitted. Each Council Office has limited CPPS funds to award organizations, it is in your best interest to advocate for your organization. Please follow the instructions carefully and contact Council Administration with any questions. We encourage applicants to contact the council district representatives regarding your respective proposal. Please see contact info at bottom of page. 

File FY23 CPPS Overview PPT

Funding Allocations


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

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


PDF icon Council Office FY23 CPPS Representatives


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

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