New and Emerging Events Micro Grant Program

The City's Cultural Arts & Marketing Division is coordinating a micro-grant program to help jump start new and emerging festivals,
street fairs and larger-scale sports, lifestyle and cultural events in underserved areas of Oakland.

The grants will be dispersed on a competitive basis in two categories: City Costs and Fees (to help offset police, fire, public works, etc. fees and costs) and General Support (for non-City costs related to planning, producing and promoting larger-scale community-based events that are open to the general public).

Applications may be submitted by mail (postmarked by April 1, 2014) or via email, fax or hand delivery by April 1, 2014. Submit application to: Jim MacIlvaine, City of Oakland, Cultural Arts & Marketing, One Frank Ogawa Plaza, 9th floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Email: