Grants

VISIT FLORIDA administers several reimbursement grant programs to assist Partners with marketing their business and publicizing the tourism advantages to the State of Florida.

For more information regarding VISIT FLORIDA's grant programs, please select a program below for more details, application forms, deadlines and criteria:

Advertising Matching Grants Program: Grants program to publicize the tourism advantages of the State of Florida. The application period for this grant is currently closed for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, and will re-open in December 2016 for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Tourism Grant Program: Reimbursement program designed to provide funding for multi-county and multi-Partner marketing projects for the promotion of Florida's cultural, heritage, rural, nature and education efforts. The application period for this grant is currently closed for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, and will re-open in December 2016 for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

Minority Convention Grant Program: Offered to local governments and non-profit corporations/organizations to attract national minority conferences and conventions. The application period for this grant is currently closed for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, and will re-open in December 2016 for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

Small Business Grant Program: Grant program to assist small businesses (those with an income of less than $1,250,000 gross income per year, or a 501(c)(3), non-for-profit status) in publicizing their programs and tourism advantages of the State of Florida. The application period for this grant is currently closed for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, and will re-open in December 2016 for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

International Airline Co-op Program (International Route Expansion (Airline) Grant Program):  The International Airline Co-op Program supports Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) and Airports within the state to stimulate the Florida economy by expanding international air service to the state.  The application period for this program is currently closed for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year.

Grants Toolkit: Contains useful information regarding the Grants Program: Logos, Logo Guidelines, Vendor Forms, In-Kind Sample Form, Image Development Release Form, Grant Reimbursement and recorded webinars.

Webinar: 2016-17 Grant Program Overview: During this webinar, our team shared an overview of each grant category, examples of awarded projects, new online application and application tips. To download a copy of the presentation, click here.

2016-2017 Grants Awarded

Advertising Matching Grant Program
Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Tourism Grant Program
Minority Convention Grant Program
Small Business Partner Grant Program

2015-2016 Grants Awarded

Advertising Matching Grant Program
Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Tourism Grant Program
Minority Convention Grant Program
Small Business Partner Grant Program

For more information, contact us at grants@visitflorida.org.