Elite 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 Elite Events Funding Program.
Please be advised that while we intend to proceed, given the current, ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the current Elite Event Funding cycle may be delayed, postponed or canceled, in whole or in part, so plan accordingly.
Pre-Event Application & Review Process
- Commence Application Process
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
- Application Deadline
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Time: 4 p.m.
*Visit St. Pete/Clearwater administrative, agency and Pinellas County legal review
TDC Meeting to review and approve VSPC funding recommendation
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Communications Building – Palm Room, 333 Chestnut St., Clearwater, FL 33756
- BCC Meeting to review and approve TDC funding recommendations
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: New Courthouse – 5th Floor Assembly Room, 315 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756
Post-Event Report & Invoice Processing
- Post-Event Report & Invoice Due: Fully completed and signed report due within 45 days following conclusion of event.
Payment: Funding will be paid in a lump sum on a post-event basis only.