Welcome to the FY21 Tidelands Activation Program Sponsorship.

The Port of San Diego offers sponsorship to a wide variety of local events through the Tidelands Activation Program (TAP) in an effort to create a vibrant waterfront experience. This annual grant program provides funding and/or service-fee waivers for large and small events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay.

Applications for event sponsorships are submitted annually for the Port’s upcoming fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
The timeline* for applying for the FY21 TAP is as follows:

November 13, 2019
FY21 TAP application release
January 8, 2020
FY21 TAP application submittal deadline
January–February 2020
District staff review
March 2020
TAP Advisory Committee review
April 2020
Board review and approval
June 2020
Award notification
June 2020 – May 2021
Agreements prepared based on date of event

*Timeline subject to change

Whom can I contact if I have any questions?
For program questions, please contact Terrie Eichholz at tap@portofsandiego.org .
For technical questions regarding the online application, please contact info@surveymonkeyapply.com.


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