Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Cultural Tourism Marketing Grant Program

Grants to Florida Nonprofits and IHEs in
Eligible Areas to Promote Local Tourism

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Council on Culture and Arts (COCA)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

07/09/21 5:00 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $2,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations and IHE departments in eligible locations to market local arts and cultural events and programs to people outside the region. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support promotional and advertising activities that will attract visitors and advance the local tourism industry. Programs and events must be open and accessible to everyone, and promote tourism in Leon County.

With the impact of COVID-19, applicants are required to state whether their activity, service, venue, or event programming is live or hybrid. For in-person programming, applicants must also include a COVID safety plan to provide safe and secure programming.

Examples of eligible opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Media placement and production (print, online, broadcast, & radio)
  • Printed materials
  • Tradeshow registration fees and booth rentals
  • Video/CD-ROM/DVD production
  • Public relations/media communications
  • Promotional items
  • Website development
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing personnel (for work marketing to tourists)

Some examples of eligible advertising and promotional mediums include:

  • Visit Tallahassee cooperative advertising opportunities
  • Regional radio, newspaper, or magazine advertisements that will reach outside Leon County
  • Outdoor billboard ads (outside Leon County)
  • Online advertisements and/or promoted posts on social media platforms with a broad reach
  • Advertisements in trade publications or journals
  • Website development or enhancement
  • Flyers and/or brochures (for distribution outside Leon County or to visitors)
  • Software, equipment, or services for hybrid programming, such as Zoom, StreamYard, Roku, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186476

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each organization may request no more than $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be spent by September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organization must either be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 with a governing Board of Directors that meets regularly and operates under a set of by-laws, or as an organization working under the FEID number of a part of the State of Florida, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, or Tallahassee Community College.

The organization must have been providing programming for at least two complete fiscal years, and must have arts and/or history as its primary purpose.

The promoted program(s) must take place in Leon County.

Organizations must demonstrate a commitment to and plan for accessibility for people with disabilities and compliance with ADA.

Expenses not eligible for funding:

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grant Workshop will be held on June 11, 2021, at 10:00 AM

Click here to register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant workshop: June 11, 2021
- Technical Consultation: June 14, 2021, through July 2, 2021
- Application deadline: July 9, 2021, by 5:00 PM
- Leon County Eligibility Review: July 16 - July 30, 2021
- Applicant Revisions (If Necessary) Deadline: Aug. 6, 2021
- Secondary Leon County Eligibility Review Results: Aug. 13, 2021
- Panel meeting via Zoom: October 1, 2021
- Coca Board Reviews & Approves Funding Recommendations: Oct. 2021
- TDC Reviews & Approves Funding Recommendations: Nov. 2021
- Disbursement Of Grant Funds: Dec. 2021

New applicants must schedule a technical consultation with COCA’s Grant Manager, Hillary Crawford at least a week prior to the grant deadline. All applicants are encouraged to schedule a virtual marketing meeting or phone call with COCA’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Erica Thaler

For in-person or hybrid programming, applicants must also include a COVID safety plan to provide safe and secure programming. This COVID safety plan can be presented as an attached document to the application.

Watch the webinar recording here:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications and direct questions to COCA Grants Manager Hillary Crawford at

Erica Thaler
COCA’s Communications and Marketing Manager

816 South ML King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32301

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Leon County

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligibl...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations in multiple states and provinces to improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Funding is intended to address priority areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; workforce development; civic and cultural growth; hum

GrantWatch ID#: 129040

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Academic Institutions for Research Projects Addressing Social Ch...

Deadline 08/16/21

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations and academic institutions for research projects addressing social change. Priority will be given to projects promoting racial justice and equitable legal practices including projects on racism, class

GrantWatch ID#: 129311

Grants to Florida Organizations and Individuals for Projects Promoting Sustainability

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to Florida organizations and individuals in eligible locations for projects that promote sustainability. Funding is intended to support projects that are relevant to community priorities, such as economic and social revitalization, p

GrantWatch ID#: 129633

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Encourage Environmental Activism

Deadline 09/01/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for residents. Grant funds will support innovative projects and initiatives that encourage environmental awareness and activism. Funding is intended to support activism, educate and engage, strengthen

GrantWatch ID#: 134403