City of Newport Beach
Special Event Support Application
Signature Events FY 2018-2019

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Directions for Completing the Application Form

  • Each question should be answered clearly and briefly.
  • If a question is not applicable, enter N/A and provide a reason why you feel it does not apply to your event..
  • Please adhere to the word limits in certain sections.
  • Attach a copy of the event budget, including the anticpated revenues and expenidtures.
  • Attach a copy of the event's proposed measurable objectives and performance measures.
  • Incomplete or applications received after the submission deadline will not be accepted.
  • Do not sumit collateral materials (i.e. marketing materials and programs). They will not be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • The completed application must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Funding Levels

Signature Event Grants will be awarded at set, not-to-exceed levels based upon an evaluation of the event budget, an estimate of related City of Newport Beach (City) special event fees, and the estimated economic benefits to the City of having the event based in Newport Beach. The City's financial support should represent no more than 25 percent of the overall event budget.

The City may choose to enter multi-year agreements with grant awardees. All agreements, whether for one year or multiple years, will include right to audit language and include measureable objectives and performance measures for evaluating the event's marketing and economic impact.

Signature Event Grants Funding Levels* 

  • Tier 1 - $15,000 - $25,000
  • Tier 2 - $25,001 - $50,000
  • Tier 3 - $50,001 - $150,000
*Grants provided based on analysis of related City event fees and economic benefits City would derive from the event.

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Applicant Information - Signature Events
Applicant Representative Contact Information
Signature Events require entering into a grant agreement with the City. Agreements require signatures from two officers with authority to bind a contract. Signatures will be needed from one officer listed in Part A and one officer from Part B as shown below. Please mark the appropriate title and provide the officers full name.
Part A - Officer Title *
Part B - Officer Title *
Event Information - Signature Events
Is this an annual event? *
Is at least 51 percent of this event - in its entirety - within Newport Beach? *
Type of event (Check one): *
Have you previously received City support for this or any other event sponsored by your organization? *
0/150 words
0/250 words
0/100 words
0/100 words
The request for City support must include a list of other City entities or groups (e.g., City Arts Commission, a Business Improvement District, Library support group, etc.) from which the applicant is seeking financial support. Are you seeking financial support from other City entities? *
As your organization's representative, please verify the below by checking the corresponding boxes and then type your name in the field below. *