Leon County Accepting Second Cycle Tourism Grant Applications for Sports and Bicentennial Special Events

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2024

Leon County Accepting Second Cycle Tourism Grant Applications for Sports and Bicentennial Special Events


The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) second cycle grant application process for the 2023-24 Bicentennial Special Event and Sports Grants is now open. Applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2024, at 5 p.m. This opportunity represents the ongoing effort to promote tourism and provide financial support for events that have a history of, or show potential to, attract out-of-town visitors to the area during the Bicentennial year.

Eligible event(s) must take place between March 15, 2024, and Sept. 30, 2024, and are required to comply with Section 125.0104, Florida Statutes with the requirements for the event to be marketed outside the area to generate visitation in order to utilize Tourist Development Tax (TDT) funds. 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.

In 2024, Tallahassee/Leon County commemorates and celebrates its 200-year anniversary. All grant applicants are strongly encouraged to embrace the Bicentennial anniversary and must include the Bicentennial logo, URL or have Bicentennial programming as part of the event.

For additional information or to apply online, click here. Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024, at 5 p.m.

For more information contact Wendy Halleck, Visitor Services and Grant Manager, Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee at (850) 606-2305 or Wendy.Halleck@VisitTallahassee.com.

 

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About The Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee:  The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official destination marketing organization charged with marketing Tallahassee-Leon County as a premier leisure, business and sports destination through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports and visitor services. The Capital of Cross Country, Tallahassee-Leon County is home to the internationally recognized cross country course at Apalachee Regional Park, which will serve as the host for the 2026 World Athletics Cross Country Championships. In 2023 Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 2.4 million visitors who contributed $1.25 Billion in economic impact and accounts for more than 12,790 people employed in our community in the tourism & hospitality industry. For more information, go to VisitTallahassee.com or call toll free (800) 628-2866. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit us at the Leon County Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop located at 918 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32310.

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