Leon County Tourism Grant Program

NEW COVID-19 UPDATES FOR FY2021 GRANT CYCLE

In its ongoing efforts to promote safe visitation to the area, the Leon County Division of Tourism grant program will financially assist events that support the local economy and implement CDC guidelines in accordance with Leon County’s Response and Reopening Plan.

Per the annual nature of this grant cycle, applications are in anticipation of better future conditions that would allow these events to occur. New to the grants program this year, the event must comply with allowable crowd size and public gathering regulations as outlined by state and local government and implement social distancing and hygiene practices consistent with CDC guidance. The applicant must also provide information on how the event will address safety and public health for all event staff, vendors and attendees.

All applicants are required to attend or watch one of three online workshops scheduled for July 30 at 3 p.m., Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. A recording of the workshop will be made available on the Visit Tallahassee website for those who are unable to attend during the scheduled live sessions.

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NEW GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

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.

In its ongoing efforts to promote safe visitation to the area, the Leon County Division of Tourism grant application cycle for 2020-2021 Signature/Emerging Signature, Special and Sports Events Grants is now open and accepting applications through August 25, 2020. Grants will financially assist events that support the local economy and implement CDC guidelines in accordance with Leon County’s Response and Reopening Plan.

Per the annual nature of this grant cycle, applications are opening now in anticipation of better conditions that would allow these events to occur. New to the grants program this year, the event must comply with allowable crowd size and public gathering regulations as outlined by state and local government and implement social distancing and hygiene practices consistent with CDC guidance. The applicant must also provide information on how the event will address safety and public health for all event staff, vendors and attendees.

All applicants are required to attend or watch one of three online workshops scheduled for July 30 at 3 p.m., Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. A recording of the workshop will be made available on the Visit Tallahassee website for those who are unable to attend during the scheduled live sessions.

Applications are due by Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The Leon County Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grant Review Committee reviews and evaluates applications and submits recommendations to the full TDC for approval.

For more information on grant funding please contact Terri Messler at (850) 606-2331 or Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com.

 

DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES

Sports Event Grant Guidelines  (PDF)

Special Events Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Signature Events Grant Guidelines (PDF)

 

 

 

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FORMS & RESOURCES

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

Please download and review the current Leon County COVID-19 Response & Re-Opening Plan   Updated 6/24/20

All applicants are encouraged to review the CDC’s recommended considerations for Events and Gathering regarding COVID-19. READ MORE

For additional assistance or questions regarding grants, contact Terri Messler or (850) 606-2331.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

In order to be considered for funding, all applicants are required to attend one Grant Application Workshop, which will be held virtually via ZOOM. These workshops are critical to learn more about Visit Tallahassee grant funding and the application process.

The workshops include:

  • An overview of the new fully digital grant management platform
  • 2020-2021 funding available and event funding levels
  • New and expanded application components
  • Review process and scoring criteria

Live Workshops and Discussions Scheduled For:

Thursday, July 30 at 3:00 pm – Download the 2021 Grant Application Presentation
Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10:00 am

Or Watch a Recording of the Workshop Here:

 

To join our Zoom Grant Workshop, go to https://zoom.us/j/9031424216 from your browser
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SCHEDULE SCHEDULE

MONDAY, JULY 27

Grants Open

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

Grants Close

WORKSHOPS

Thursday, July 30 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10:00 am

CONTACT CONTACT

TERRI MESSLER

Visitor Services Director & Grants Coordinator
(850) 606-2331
Terri.Messler@VisitTallahassee.com

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