Santa Clara County’s fireworks grant program returns, deadline is March 31

There will be several events in Cupertino on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

Santa Clara County’s firework grant program has returned after a three-year COVID-19 hiatus. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations can apply now for grants to help fund their safe and legal Fourth of July firework events.

“If you want to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, it’s best to leave it to the professionals,” said Chief Operating Officer Greta Hansen. “We’re happy to be able to bring back this grant opportunity to help fund public displays for the community so we can all see fireworks light up the sky in the safest way possible this year.”

The program allocates a total of $25,000 to sponsor up to two firework events in each of the five supervisorial districts. Eligible events must be:

  • Held in Santa Clara County
  • Open to all county residents
  • Family-friendly
  • Considerate of public/fire safety educational elements

Applications will be reviewed by a Safety Panel made up of representatives from the Santa Clara Fire District, Office of the Sheriff, Office of the County Executive, and Parks and Recreation Department. The panel’s recommendations will then be reviewed and approved by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors in May 2023.  

Organizations interested in applying must submit a complete application by email to before 5pm on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Fireworks Grant Applications can be found here.