Pinellas County's 6% bed tax allows for the county to invest in tourism marketing and additional funding opportunities so the destination's tourism economy and workforce can grow. 

Two of those programs are the Capital Projects Funding Program, which provides funding to brick and mortar projects that enhance tourism, and the Elite Event Funding Program, which provides funding for local events to market. 

The Capital Projects Funding Program funding cycle is currently every other year, with applications being accepted and reviewed in 2019. Elite Event Funding is an annual program with applications due every spring.