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 2019: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Application Types

General Applicants 

All organizations applying for funding for this period must have their completed applications 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 only

All organizations applying for annualized funding for this period must have their completed online application 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 online 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.

The online application link will be available here on October 24, 2017.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops that will provide an overview of the application process, insight on criteria used to select events for funding and an introduction to the new online submission system. Workshops will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. as follows:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Omni Hotel San Diego, 675 L. St., San Diego, CA 92101
November 3, 2017: 12230 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130.

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