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Event Funding Program

Events are a major driver of tourism to the area for locals and visitors alike, benefiting both Pinellas County and the event owners. 

FY25 Event Funding Application Information

To continue promoting tourism and funding events, the Pinellas County Board of County Commission developed this Events Funding Program.

We recommend that you watch the FY25 webinar and review the webinar powerpoint presentation. Any remaining questions regarding the Event Funding Program may be sent to [email protected]

Apply here: FY25 Application

Pre-Event Application & Review Process

1. Commence Application Process

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024


2. Public Information Session/Webinar Recordings

Watch video recording of the FY25 Webinar

View Powerpoint Presentation


3. Application Deadline 

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

Time: 4 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 a.m.

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


5. Board of County Commissioners 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

Post-Event Report & Invoice Due

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.

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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