Tallahassee, Fla. – Dec. 22, 2010 –
The Tallahassee Sports Council, a division of Visit Tallahassee, is currently accepting grant applications for the second cycle of sporting events with visitor impact that will take place spring, summer and/or early fall (prior to Oct. 1) of 2011. The Special Event Grant Program is designated to promote Tallahassee-Leon County as a preferred visitor destination.
To be considered for funding, the event must attract overnight visitors to Tallahassee-Leon County with a direct impact on transient lodging occupancy including hotels, motels and/or campgrounds. Additional funding considerations include preference for events scheduled during traditionally low occupancy periods, number of out-of-town visitors and event scope and duration.
The first cycle of granted events for the current fiscal year included more than 60 sporting events with an anticipated 17,500 room nights and 34,000 visitors, which is expected to generate an estimated $16 million in economic impact.
The application deadline for the second grant cycle is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, for events taking place between March 4 and Sept. 30, 2011. Applications are available online at www.VisitTallahassee.com/Meetings-And-Events by clicking on “Funding Assistance/Grants” on the right-hand navigation panel. For more information, contact Brian Hickey at (850) 606-2313.