Contractors and Funding Applications

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One of the primary ways that the SDTMD works to bring visitors to San Diego, and increase room night stays, is through the direct funding of contractors for various events and programs. Funding is requested through the annual Application Process. Below is the information and forms needed to make a request.

The SDTMD follows the fiscal year funding cycle of the City of San Diego.

Funding Guidelines & Application for Fiscal Year 2018: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Application Types

General Applicants 

Regardless of delivery method, all organizations applying for funding for this period must have their completed application packets submitted to the SDTMD office by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for annual funding requests.

DMO – San Diego Tourism Authority

Regardless of delivery method, all organizations applying for annualized funding for this period must have their completed application packets submitted to the SDTMD office by Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted for annual funding requests.

Supplemental Funding 

After all Annual Funding Programs have been reviewed and allocated by the SDTMD Board and if SDTMD funds are available, qualifying organizations may apply for supplemental funding such as a single event or a specialized sales or marketing program.  All supplemental proposals are required to follow the SDTMD application format and submit to the SDTMD well in advance of the next regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting, unless directed otherwise by the SDTMD board or staff.  It is strongly recommended that a preliminary discussion with the Executive Director is scheduled prior to submitting any supplemental application.

Application Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) = $160.12*
*Source: Smith Travel Research actual ADR San Diego Sept 2015 – August 2016