Grant Program

Grant Program - Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the program fiscal years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022

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 Support Program is the first step in having your special event considered for funding by the City of Monterey. This 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 events that directly or indirectly benefit the City of Monterey community by supporting its schools, cause-related or non-profit organizations; offering educational, cultural or arts experiences; or providing recreational or social activities.

Completed application packets must be either mailed to the City of Monterey Special Events Office, Monterey Conference Center at  One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 or emailed to