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Community Enhancement Program

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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.

Grant funds shall not be used for any purposes prohibited by laws governing the use of public funds, including but not limited to, religious, political campaigning, or purely private purposes or activities.

Read Policy B-58: Funding of the Community Enhancement Program

Subscribe online to receive information on Community Enhancement via email.


The Community Enhancement Program for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 is now closed. Community Enhancement Program for Fiscal Year 2015/2016 will begin accepting submissions starting January 1, 2015.

Public Hearings are scheduled to occur in June 2014. The County will mail to all applicants a Notice of Community Enhancement Public Hearings in May 2014.

Fiscal Year 2013-14 Community Enhancement Awards:

Community Enhancement Program Awards – Historical:

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

DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided to you as a matter of convenience and speaks as of the end of the last period to which they relate. There may have been changes in the financial condition or affairs of the County of San Diego since then, the County of San Diego has not undertaken to update the financial statements, or such other documents.