Community Enhancement Program

I’m happy to share that funding is available for our communities via the Community Enhancement Program. Historically, community organizations apply to receive grant funding to support their programs and operations. District 1’s grant approval process is guided by an equity lens. As we review grant applications, our office will ensure the values of our district - building healthier and stronger communities - are reflective in the allocation of grant funding. We are currently accepting and reviewing applications, with disbursement scheduled for Fall 2021. Thank you for your interest in applying.

The Community Enhancement Program is funded by a set percent of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues. The goal of the Community Enhancement Program is to stimulate tourism, promote the economy, create jobs, and/or a better quality of life. Entities and activities currently funded are cultural activities, museums, visitor and convention bureaus, economic development councils, and other similar institutions/organizations, including County programs and projects, which promote and generate tourism and/or economic development within San Diego County.

The following links are provided to assist in completing your application:

To submit your grant application, please complete all of the required fields and attachments.

Organization Background is a brief paragraph about your organization and include the following at the end:

Today’s allocation of $(insert dollar amount) from the Community Enhancement Program budget (Org 15665) to the (insert organization name) to pay the cost of (list services you are requesting to purchase).

The Grant Request Statement should include the list of services you are requesting to fund. An example of the request format is below:

Allocate $(insert dollar amount) from the Community Enhancement Program budget (Org 15665) to the (insert organization name) to pay the cost of (list services you are requesting to fund).