Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay
Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay - Runners on mile 12, Cannery Row

The City of Monterey recognizes the social and economic benefits that may result from special events. They can provide cultural enrichment, promote economic vitality, and enhance community identity. Special events may also provide funding opportunities for service organizations. Cooperation between the City, event organizers and sponsors, and the community, is vital to successful events.

The Special Event Grant Program is the first step in having your special event considered for funding by the City of Monterey. This grant application form will give us the information we need to determine if your event meets the eligibility criteria and can proceed through the grant process. The City’s objective is to support recreational, cultural and social events within the City of Monterey.

Please complete this application (in WORD) (unlinked in off-season) and mail or hand deliver five (5) complete application packets to the Recreation
Administration Office, 546 Dutra Street, Monterey, CA 93940.

You will be notified regarding the status of your application.