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Leon County Tourism Grant Program

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) annually funds groups and organizations that coordinate events with a history of (or significant potential for) attracting visitors to the area who stay overnight in commercial lodging.

The Leon County Tourism Grant Program is administered by the Leon County Tourist Development Council and designated advisory groups including the TDC Grant Review Committee and the Tallahassee Sports Council.

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TOURISM GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Leon County Division of Tourism  grant application for 2024-25 Special, Signature & Emerging Signature and Sports Events Grants will be open from July 23 – August 22, 2024.

Event grant applications are evaluated based on the historical or potential ability to attract overnight visitors, appeal to the general public, promote the Bicentennial and demonstrate out-of-area marketing and promotion. Event funding requests are evaluated by the anticipated number of hotel room nights/overnight lodging in Leon County generated by the event.

For more information on grant funding, please contact Taylor Walker (Sports Events) and Wendy Halleck (Special Events).

DOWNLOAD FY24-25 GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES

FY 24-25 Peak Visitor Periods (Ineligible for Grant Funding)

  • October 5-6, 2024  FSU Football Game vs. Clemson
  • November 1-2, 2024  FSU & FAMU Football Game (FAMU Homecoming)
  • November 22-23, 2024  FSU Football Game (Homecoming)
  • November 29-30, 2024  FSU Football Game vs. University of Florida
  • December 13, 2024  FSU/FAMU/TSC Graduation
  • March 4 – May 2, 2025  Florida Legislative Session (Monday – Thursday)
  • May 2-3, 2025   FSU/FAMU/TSC Graduation

About the Leon County Tourism Grant Program

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) annually funds groups and organizations that coordinate events with a history of (or significant potential for) attracting visitors to the area who stay overnight in commercial lodging.

The Leon County Tourism Grant Program is administered by the Leon County Tourist Development Council and designated advisory groups, including the TDC Grant Review Committee and the Tallahassee Sports Council. The Leon County Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grant Review Committee reviews and evaluates applications and submits recommendations to the full TDC for approval.

TOURISM GRANTS FORMS & RESOURCES

Please use these helpful resources in order to make your grant application process go smoothly.

FY24-25 GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES

PEAK VISITOR PERIODS (Ineligible for Grant Funding)

  • October 5-6, 2024  FSU Football Game vs. Clemson
  • November 1-2, 2024  FSU & FAMU Football Game (FAMU Homecoming)
  • November 22-23, 2024  FSU Football Game (Homecoming)
  • November 29-30, 2024  FSU Football Game vs. University of Florida
  • December 13, 2024  FSU/FAMU/TSC Graduation
  • March 4 – May 2, 2025  Florida Legislative Session (Monday – Thursday)
  • May 2-3, 2025   FSU/FAMU/TSC Graduation

For additional assistance or questions regarding grants, contact Taylor Walker and Wendy Halleck.

FY24-25 TOURISM EVENT GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP

In order to be considered for funding, all applicants are required to attend a Grant Application Workshop. These workshops are critical to learn more about Visit Tallahassee grant funding and the application process.

The workshop includes:

  • An overview of the online grant application portal
  • An explanation of the statutory requirements of the funding
  • Available funding and schedule of funding levels (based on room nights)
  • The grant review process and scoring criteria

Workshop Dates:

  • Friday August 2, at 11 a.m. – In Person at the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship (ORS) Gathering Room, located at 1907 South Monroe Street
  • Thursday, August 8 at noon – Virtual via Zoom
  • Tuesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. – Virtual via Zoom

 

PREVIOUS GRANT WORKSHOPS

2023-2024 Grant Workshop Videos

March 19, 2024:  2024 Special Bicentennial Tourism Event Grant Implementation Workshop

Download: Special Bicentennial Grant Implementation Presentation – 03 19 2024

 


SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2024

Grants Open

MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2024

Grants Close

WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, AT 11 A.M.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 AT NOON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 5 P.M.

CONTACT CONTACT

Sports Events: Taylor Walker

taylor.walker@VisitTallahassee.com

Special Events: Wendy Halleck

wendy.halleck@VisitTallahassee.com

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