Grants & Assistance

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The City of Carlsbad offers a wide variety of grants and assistance programs, from supporting the arts to providing help with affordable housing.

  • COVID-19 relief and resources
  • The Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation has an endowment fund to support programming the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library. 
  • Community activity grants support programs than enhance the quality of life for city residents.
  • Community arts grants help city arts organizations, artists, and community and educational groups provide cultural and artistic opportunities for city residents.
  • Community Development Block Grants, also referred to as CDBG grants, provide grants to cities and counties to develop viable urban communities through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.
  • Housing grants and loans offered through the state and federal government help with down payments, minor home repairs and more.
  • Opportunity grants provides access to recreation programs for families that may not otherwise be able to afford it.
  • Special events grants support special events of citywide interest.
  • Winning team grants provide funding for youth teams to offset the cost of travel expenses to national competitions.
  • Agricultural mitigation fee grants support certain agricultural, coastal or wetland restoration projects that enhance quality of life in Carlsbad.