Special Event Grant Program

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Through the Special Event Grant Program, $10,000 in funding is awarded annually to champion community celebrations that attract residents and visitors, strengthen Ventura’s cultural identity and economic vitality, and promote entrepreneurial spirit and innovative partnerships between private sector and public agencies.

Applicants must be a Ventura-based nonprofit, or an agency partnering with a Ventura-based nonprofit.

Grant Timeline

  • November 1, 2021: Grant guidelines & application released
  • November 18, 2021: Applications due by 5 pm (PST)
  • Early December 2021: Grant panel convenes
  • December 13, 2021: Award notifications emailed

How to Submit Your Grant Application

There are 3 easy ways to submit your grant application:

  1. MAIL packet to:
    City of Ventura - Parks & Recreation Dept.
    Attn: Special Event Grant Program
    501 Poli Street, Room 226
    Ventura, CA 93001

  2. DELIVER packet in-person to:
    Ventura City Hall
    Attn: Allyson DesBaillets
    501 Poli Street, Suite 226
    Ventura, CA 93001

  3. EMAIL packet to:
    Allyson DesBaillets
    abedbaillets@cityofventura.ca.gov