How to Apply for Financial Assistance for Recreation and CREST Programs

The City of Santa Monica provides financial assistance for its after school programs and recreation classes and camps. 

 A completed application is required on an annual basis. Applications must be received prior to registration as discounts cannot be applied retroactively. Not all applicants may qualify.

Continue the Process:
Download and submit the application via email.
  1. Download and Fill Out Application

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  2. Submit

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    Applications must be submitted at least four weeks before a program begins and prior to registration. 

  3. Receive Decision Letter

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    A letter will be sent to the applicant via email with the status of the application.

  4. Register for Programs

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    Visit Reserve Santa Monica to create an account and/or register for activities and classes.

  1. Pick Up Application

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    Financial assistance applications are available at three locations during office hours: 

    Youth Office at Reed Park
    1133 7th Street Santa Monica, CA 90403

    Virginia Avenue Park
    2200 Virginia Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Santa Monica Swim Center
    2225 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

  2. Fill Out and Submit

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    Applications will be accepted during office hours at locations listed in Step 1. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks before a program begins and prior to registration.

  3. Receive Decision Letter

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    A letter will be sent to the applicant via postal mail or email (if an email address is provided) with the status of the application.

  4. Register for Programs

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    Visit Reserve Santa Monica to create an account or search and/or register for activities and classes.