Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Port of San Diego Seeks Sponsorship Applications

The Port of San Diego’s seeking applications for programs that award financial sponsorships to activities that economically benefit the port and surrounding area, attract visitors to the area or educate the community about the port’s mission.

Under the port’s Revenue and Promotion-Generating Sponsorship Program, activities that generate promotional and economic benefit to the port, its tenants and the region can receive sponsorship for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Under the Community Sponsorship Program, activities that attract visitors or educate the community about the port’s mission can receive backing from the port.

To qualify for a sponsorship, a program has to demonstrate economic benefit and/or show how it attracts visitors to the San Diego Bay waterfront in the Port of San Diego’s member cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, National City and San Diego and to the oceanfront of Imperial Beach.

Applications must include a detailed budget, financial and marketing information and clearly spell out how the proposal meets the requirements criteria.

Proposals for both programs, including 10 double-sided copies, are due by 5 pm Mon., April 30, 2012. Interested applicants can contact the port’s Business Development and Marketing office at (619) 725-6080.

The port says it will notify applicants of their proposal status upon approval by its board of commissioners, and then begin the process of contracting with approved applicants.