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Grants to Florida Tourism Development Councils and Visitor Bureaus for Marketing to Promote Conventions


Geographic Focus

USA: Florida

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City-Wide Meetings & Conventions Grants

Florida Commission on Tourism, Visit Florida

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #165050

Grant Description

Large matching grants to Florida tourism development councils and County visitor bureaus for marketing campaigns. Funding is intended to stimulate the Florida economy by providing funding for marketing projects to promote city-wide meetings and conventions to potential attendees and/or sponsors.

Eligible types of marketing campaigns include: digital advertising or social media, brochure development, website development, and any other component used to market a specific city-wide meeting or convention.

Please Note: All marketing must include the VISIT FLORIDA approved logo/tagline.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive an award under this grant program, applicants meet the following eligibility criteria:

- Applicants must be the sponsoring county visitor bureau or tourism development council;
- The city-wide meeting must utilize a minimum of 50,000 square feet of convention facility space;
- Attendees must utilize a minimum of 1,000 room nights on a peak night; and
- The city-wide meeting or convention must be new to Florida or must not have met in Florida in the last five years.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here to access the online submission form:

All applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.

Further guidelines and application submission instructions are attached below.

Match Requirement: This is a dollar for dollar matching grant program.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Each grant awarded under the program shall be limited to no more than $100,000 and awarded grants are based on $10 per contracted room night for the city-wide meeting.

Term of Contract:

All applications submitted by the March 31st deadline are for marketing campaigns taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Contact Information:

Should you have questions, please send an email to

Mailing Address:

2540 W. Executive Center Circle
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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