The primary purpose of the Hernando County Local Special Event Grant Funding Program is to provide funding to local organizations for marketing of special events that promote Hernando County as a tourist destination. Funds received pursuant to the Special Event Grant Funding Program must be used for expenditures associated with marketing and promoting the event to visitors and guests outside of Hernando County, with the goal of encouraging overnight visitors. The program is administered through the Hernando County Tourist Development Council (HCTDC) and Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau.
Applicants are required to provide a completed application with a detailed marketing plan.
All forms must be completed and submitted to the Visitors Bureau in advance of the HCTDC Meeting where presentations will be heard. Applications for grants for the FY 2022-2023 year must be received NO LATER than Friday, November 4, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the TDC at the December TDC Meeting and funding recommendations forwarded to the BOCC for review and approval in January 2023.
For questions or assistance, please contact Tammy Heon, Manager, Tourism Development at 352.540.6232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.