The Citrus County Visitors and Convention Bureau announces
that the Tourist Development Council will be open to receive grant applications
for tourism-related grants from Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, April 26.
This will be the only round of grant funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
March 26, 2019 - Applicant Submittal Period Opens
April 26, 2019 - Applicant Submittal Period Ends
June 5, 2019 - Applicant Presentation to the Tourist
Development Council; Grant Selection & Budget Allocation
There are two grant categories available this period:
Special Project/Events and Collateral Materials.
Special Projects/Events Grant
The Citrus County Tourist Development Council (TDC) offers a
Special Event Grant program to organizations designated to promote special
events/projects which attract overnight visitors to Citrus County, thereby
impacting the lodging industry. A “special event” is defined as any activity,
service, venue, or event which is intended to attract overnight visitors to
This Special Project/Events Grant is used to provide funding
for advertising and promotion of local events to out-of-county markets, with
the goal of attracting overnight visitors. The grant funds are intended to
supplement the organization’s budget and are restricted in their use, allowing
them to be used only for marketing, advertisement, and promotional materials.
Collateral Materials Grant
The purpose of the Citrus County Tourist Development
Collateral Materials Grant is to assist organizations in Citrus County by
providing funding awards for program dollars to make our area more appealing to
visitors who are spending the night in Citrus County. This grant leverages TDC
resources and extends the marketing for Citrus County.
The goals of these grant programs are:
Increase overnight stays in Citrus County
Promote a positive image and increased visibility of the area’s attractions
Increase expenditures by visitors to Citrus County
Educate visitors to the different areas in the County
For more details on each type of grant, maximum awards,
eligible projects, reporting requirements, etc., visit the Tourist Development
Council website at:
Applicants must conform to the TDC’s policies and procedures
as specified. Applications failing to meet the deadlines will not be considered
until the next funding cycle.