Mailing Address
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283

Physical Address
115 Plaza de Armas, 2nd Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

Office Line: 210.207.7040 or
the individual numbers can be found on each District page

Monday - Friday, 7:45 - 4:30 pm

Email City Council Project Funds (CCPF)


  • Christopher D. CallanenContact Assistant to the City Council
    Assistant to City Council
  • Emily McGinnContact the Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant
  • Alex MorganContact City Council Project Funds
    City Council Project Funds (CCPF)
  • Bertha Cardona
    Senior Customer Representative


Blackout Period:
  • The Moratorium begins on the first day of the filing period for office, January 16th, and ends when the elected officials are sworn into office on May 29th. If the elected official enters into a runoff election, the Moratorium is extended until the runoff election is canvassed on June 19th.
  • Fiscal Year 2019 is an election year. There are limitations on the time frame when elected officials can utilize CCPF funding.
  • Beginning on January 16, 2019, and running to the end of May 2019, no events, projects, or programs can receive CCPF funding unless the project falls within the exemption guidelines below.
  • Organizations cannot apply before or after the Moratorium for pre-funding or reimbursement for a project that takes place during the blackout period.
  • In September of 2018, City Council approved an exemption to the CCPF election year Moratorium to allow the funding of wellness events and arts, cultural, and heritage events. These events may not be hosted by elected officials and may not be branded with the elected officials’ name or likeness.

Per CCPF Ordinance 2013-11-07-0761:

3.) Elections

B.) A Moratorium on Mayor or Councilperson approval of CCPF expenditures begins with the first day of the filing period for office and ends when the elected official is sworn into office.

C.) No CCPF events or activities shall occur during the moratorium. The election year Moratorium provides an exemption to allow the funding of wellness, arts, cultural and heritage events requested by entities or agencies that are hosting these types of events and that are not branded with elected officials’ name, likeness, or logo, including any promotional materials associated with the event.

If you have any questions about the moratorium and how this may affect your application you may contact our office at (210) 207-8931.

City Council Project Funds were established to provide funding for the Mayor and Council Member(s) to support

  • qualifying district/community events
  • education activities
  • youth activities or
  • senior activities


Provides for individual City Council district discretionary funds in the amount of $50,000.00 each, which are commonly referred to as City Council Project Funds (CCPF) for programs, activities, events, scholarships, goods, or services that promote specified municipal public purposes set out in guidelines approved by City Council.

Ordinance Documents


Allocations of CCPF may be made to City Council District Offices and external applicants provided that the proposed expenditure serves a municipal public purpose, fits into one of the following eligible categories, and satisfies all other criteria set out in these guidelines: 

  • Education
  • City Council District / community events; or
  • Youth or senior activities

Related Links

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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In December 2011, City Council approved the repeal of the Human Development Services Fund (HDSF) from the Department of Human Services to the Office of the City Council.

Along with the name change, City Council approved some revisions to the program. Eligible projects must qualify under one of the following categories: Education, District/Community Event and/or Youth/Senior Services. We encourage any interested applicant to submit an application and contact our CCPF staff if you would like to discuss your project.

Applications are available online at the CCPF website. You may submit the application online or print out and mail or fax it to our office.

Yes, the application will expire, if not complete and approved, within 90 days of submission.

Any single project or request for funds, whether from one district or multiple districts, that exceeds $10,000 requires City Council approval.

The CCPF office will send you a letter in the mail or an email to inform you of the funding decision.

Delegate agencies funded in whole or part by the City are ineligible for CCPF assistance UNLESS the request is for a different program or service that the agency operates.

Additional Examples of Ineligible Expenses

  • Services which are primarily commercial, religious or political in nature.
  • Permanent improvements to any Non – City owned structure or property so that it becomes an integral part of the real property and its removal would do harm to the building or land, including those improvements that are bolted, nailed, screwed or wired into the wall, ceiling or floor.
  • Expenditures for the operation of City Department or supporting other governmental entities in carrying out functions mandated by their charter or statute, except for joint projects where City programs are also involved.
  • Funding for tuition at private primary or secondary schools, except funding for scholarship awards for the benefit of students attending an institution of higher education.
  • Funding for the purchase of gas, gift cards, clothing or apparel that will be owned by an individual unless part of a workforce program; rental or purchase of animals, alcohol, and amusement rides.
  • General operating expenses or expenses to support on-going operation of the applicant, including, but not limited to, salaries, utilities, rent and regular administrative expenses, travel unless representing the City of San Antonio.
  • Funding to support the project of an organization already receiving funding, such as a delegate agency, that is duplicative in nature or otherwise deemed ineligible by authorized staff in the Office of the City Council to receive CCPF due to previous misuse of CCPF (or funds previously designated as HDSF) or due to a violation of the policies, rules or guidelines for CCPF.

Top Ten Issues That May Delay Your Application

  1. Incomplete application
  2. Application is hand written and not legible
  3. Absence of Supporting Documentation
    • Internal Revenue Service letter showing Tax Exempt Status
    • Organization's Mission Statement
    • List of organization's Board of Directors
    • Invoices and/or receipts showing proof of purchase/payment
  4. Absence of a detailed project description for which funding is being requested
  5. Organization receiving payment not registered as a City vendor
  6. Invoice does not provide vendor's address or telephone number
  7. Vendor's contact information listed on invoice does not match the City's vendor system.
  8. Invoice does not bill the City of San Antonio
  9. Invoices and/or receipts that include ineligible items
  10. Applicant submits a quote instead of an invoice

Contact Information

If you have any questions prior to applying, please contact us.
Online: FormPhone: 210.207.8931.