FY25 Event Funding Application Information

Events are a major driver of tourism to the area for both locals and visitors, benefiting both Pinellas County and the event owners. To continue promoting tourism and funding events, the Pinellas County Board of County Commission developed this Events Funding Program.

Any questions regarding the program should be sent to [email protected]

Pre-Event Application & Review Process

  1. Commence Application Process

    Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

  2. Public Information Session/Webinar 

    FY25 Webinar

    FY25 Webinar Presentation

  3. Application Deadline 

    Date: Friday, May 17, 2024 (Cycle 1)

    Time: 4:00 p.m. 

    *Visit St. Pete/Clearwater administrative, agency and Pinellas County legal review
  4. TDC Meeting to review and approve VSPC funding recommendation

    Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Location: Palm Room in Pinellas County Communications Building (333 Chestnut Street, Clearwater 33756)

  5. BCC Meeting to review and approve TDC funding recommendations

    Date: July/August 2024 (to be confirmed)

    Time: TBA

  6. Destination Enhancement (Cycle 2) Application Process Announced

    Date: September/October 2024

    Time: TBA


Post-Event Report & Invoice Processing

  1. Post-Event Report & Invoice Due:
    1. Due: Fully completed and signed report due within 45 days following conclusion of event. Failure to meet this deadline may jeopardize current or future funding.
    2. Payment: Funding will be paid in a lump sum on a post-event basis or as otherwise provided in the Tourism Promotion Agreement

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