The Community Enhancement (CE) Program grants Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) funds for cultural activities, museums, visitor and convention bureaus, economic development councils, and other similar institutions that promote and generate tourism, promote the economy, create jobs and improve quality of life at the regional and community levels throughout San Diego County. Eligible expenditures begin at the agreement's effective date through the end of the agreement term. Term of agreement is 12 months starting on the effective date.
On June 8, 2021, the Board directed that Community Enhancement funding be augmented with $5,000,000 in one-time funds made available to the County under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to provide funding for organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds may be used towards supporting public health and response activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible expenditures begin March 3, 2021 through the end of the agreement term.
Board of Supervisors Policy B-58: Funding of the Community Enhancement Program governs the distribution of these funds and can be viewed on the County’s Website here.
Of note, nonprofit organizations need to ensure they are registered as a charity in good standing with the California Attorney General AND that they can conduct business in the State of California as defined by the California Secretary of State. Specific details for these eligibility criteria are outlined and highlighted below in the Additional Eligibility Criteria sub-section.
Full program details: Community Enhancement Grant Instructions
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Community Enhancement Awards:
Past Community Enhancement Program Awards:
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2019-2020
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2019-2020
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2018-2019
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2018-2019
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2017-2018
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2017-2018
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2016-2017
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2016-2017
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2015-2016
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2015-2016
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2014-2015
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2014-2015
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2013-2014
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2013-2014
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2012-2013
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2012-2013
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2011-2012
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2011-2012
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2010-2011
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2010-2011
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2009-2010
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2009-2010
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2008-2009
Detail of Awards by Individual Supervisor FY 2008-2009
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2007-2008
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2006-2007
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2005-2006
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2004-2005
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2003-2004
Community Enhancement Awards FY 2002-2003
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