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  • NCIP Cancellation Notice - March 30, 2023 Meeting Cancelled
  • Project Nomination Form - NCIP Nominations for the 2023-24 cycle are Closed. NCIP Nominations submitted after February 10, 2023 will be included in the 2024-25 cycle.
  • 2023-24 Deadline and Meeting Schedule adopted by the Committee at their April 13, 2023 meeting.
  • Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Approved Projects - Thirty projects were approved for Fiscal Year 2022-23, with five additional projects that may be undertaken if the unexpended funding from other projects completed this year will support them... in effect, if a project is completed under budget, the remaining budget balance can be used toward the cutoff projects. Active Projects Report | Completed Projects Report
  • Priority List of 2022 NCIP Projects based on results of voting to rank projects June 16, 2022. The NCIP Committee voted on 154 projects that were nominated this year and developed a prioritized list based on the number of votes each project received.  Each neighborhood in the City votes on every nominated project, scoring it between 0 and 10.  The total number of votes cast for each project is calculated, and the projects are prioritized in order from the highest to the lowest scoring projects.  Staff is currently preparing focused project cost estimates for the highest ranking projects, and the NCIP Committee will make a recommendation to City Council to fund the projects that can be completed within the funding that is available this year.  An additional NCIP meeting will be held in August to review the final list of projects that will be recommended to Council for funding in September. 
  • Projects to be reviewed by NCIP for 2022/23 cycle: In addition to new nominations received for the 22-23 cycle, previous projects that were defunded by Council in 2020 and nominated projects that were not reviewed in 2020 will also return for NCIP consideration.
  • February 2022 Program Update:  the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) has resumed meeting regularly after a nearly two-year suspension during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Project nominations may be submitted at any time, however, the deadline for projects to be considered during the current program year is Friday March 4 at 11:59 pm.
  • September 20, 2021 Update: City Council approved a new Policies and Procedures Manual and a new NCIP Boundary Map.
  • August 5, 2021 Update: Due to the reality of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Neighborhood and Community Development Program (NCIP) was temporarily suspended (per Reso 20-051). In April 2020, the City Council acted to suspend the 2020 and 2021 NCIP cycle and to reallocate funding from a number of non-essential NCIP and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) into the City's general fund.
  • Active Projects | Completed Projects
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Project Nomination Form - NCIP Nominations for the 2023-24 cycle are due February 10, 2023.


Established in 1985, the NCIP directs tourist-generated dollars directly back into the City's residential neighborhoods.  Under a Charter Amendment, at least 16 percent of the money collected through hotel taxes (Transient Occupancy Tax) is allocated to neighborhood and community improvements.  Each fiscal year, a committee consisting of Monterey residents from each of the 15 City neighborhoods considers all nominated projects and makes a recommendation to City Council of which projects should be funded.  A number of public meetings are held to discuss the nominated projects before projects are finally voted on and ranked by the NCIP committee.

The NCIP program cycle begins early each year with meetings held throughout the spring and summer.  Projects are not finally approved until Council has allocated funding to them, which normally occurs in late summer/early fall.  

Projects may be nominated by any member of the public on an NCIP Project Nomination Form which is available on this page.  Valid NCIP Projects must be public improvements installed on public property that provide a benefit to the City.  Projects may propose improvements to City streets, storm drains, sewers, sidewalks, walkways, lighting, traffic control devices, landscaping, parks, recreational facilities and other public buildings in the City.  

Projects may be nominated at any time of the year, but a deadline is established each year for projects to be considered during the current program cycle, usually around February. The NCIP Deadline and Meeting Schedule is adopted at the beginning of each program year and is available on the NCIP webpage (  Project Nomination Forms are also available on the NCIP webpage and may be emailed to  All qualified proposals are reviewed, categorized, discussed and voted on by the NCIP Committee each year.  Cost estimates are prepared, and the highest ranking projects that can be completed within the funding available each year are recommended to City Council for funding.  Once funding has been allocated, work begins on completing the projects.  

If you have any questions please call (831) 646-3887 or email

CIP and NCIP Projects by Fiscal Year

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