Welcome to the FY24 Tidelands Activation Programs Sponsorship Application Portal.
The Port of San Diego offers sponsorship to a wide variety of local events through the Tidelands Activation Programs (TAP): Community Event Sponsorships and the Civic Event Sponsorships to create a vibrant waterfront experience. The annual grant programs provide service fee waivers and/or funding for large and small events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay.
Port Member Cities, in consultation with their Port Commissioners, will now apply for sponsorship under the Civic Event Program. Eligible applicants: Port Member Cities and BPC-authorized non-profits that produce free public events held on tidelands that are open to all ages. Member City and eligible non-profit applicants from Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego please click the link below to review the Civic Event Activation Program event application submittal site.
To support bringing activation events to the tidelands, the Board of Port Commissioners reauthorized, for the fiscal year 2024 (FY24), TAP fee waivers for non-profit organizations.
Please note an important update for event planners and non-profit organizations applying for TAP fee waiver sponsorship for FY24 -- TAP-sponsored events must be free of admission charges, registration fees, participation or equipment rental fees and be open to all ages.
How to Access Your FY22 Fee Waiver Data
Your previous FY23 application data in the TAP online portal can be viewed in your respective accounts. Please log in to your TAP account to review the data from your previous applications, verify that contacts and related information is still accurate, and update it as needed to apply for FY24 service fee waivers. Once the application is complete, please submit it for FY24. Port staff will contact you with next steps via email or by phone.
Member City applicants and eligible non-profits from Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego please click the link below to review the Civic Event Activation Program submittal site.
|Community Event TAP Application Deadline||April 14, 2024|
|Civic Event TAP Application Deadline||May 20, 2024|
Whom can I contact if I have any questions?
For program questions, please contact Terrie Eichholz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical questions regarding the online application, please contact email@example.com.