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Local Tourism Through Arts and Cultural Attractions

Attractions Marketing Program

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB)

Conf. Date:

05/13/22

Deadline Date:

06/13/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations and agencies for arts and cultural attractions that increase local tourism in eligible locations. Applicants must attend a webinar prior to applying. Funding is intended for advertising and promotional activities. Proposals must benefit Lee County.

The goal of the program is to enhance the visitor experience and encourage repeat visitations through advertising promotions and the creative dissemination of information regarding unique art and cultural experiences in Lee County.

The program provides financial assistance for marketing initiatives to 501c3 not-for-profit arts and attractions organizations, and arts and cultural departments of municipal government that enhance tourism opportunities in Lee County. These site-based attractions and organizations provide a different level of service to visitors than events, with year-round programming that attract visitation to the region and/or offer reasons for visitors to extend their stay in the destination.

Grant funds may only be used for:

  • The design, production and placement of print, television, radio and billboard ads.
  • Digital marketing efforts such as online advertising, social media campaigns, search optimization, and e-marketing.
  • The design and construction of a new website or enhancements to an existing website.
  • Photography and video projects that support an approved marketing campaign.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171867

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible organizations may request a maximum of $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding is for projects that occur within the designated fiscal year only and should be spent by September.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program provides financial assistance for marketing initiatives to 501c3 not-for-profit arts and attractions organizations, and arts and cultural departments of municipal government that enhance tourism opportunities in Lee County.

To be eligible for this program, an organization must meet the following minimum criteria:
- The organization must be: a) legally organized as a nonprofit, holding a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status OR b) a government organization that is incorporated in Lee County.
- The Organization must have its financial statements compiled or reviewed annually by a third-party reviewer and provide results upon request of the VCB.
- The organization must provide a current IRS form 990.
- The tourism-based organization’s facilities, programs, or services must be available to visitors throughout the year. While an organization’s major program(s) or service(s) may occur primarily during a specific time of year, other services and programming should occur and benefit visitors throughout the remainder of the year.

For ineligible uses of funding, see https://www.visitfortmyers.com/sites/default/files/2022-02/Attraction%20Marketing%20Guidelines%20FY22_0.pdf#page=3.

Pre-proposal Conference:

2022-2023 Attractions Marketing Funding Webinar
May 13, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

*Webinar is mandatory for attractions partners planning to apply for funding during this cycle.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6152183593974547979

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- May 13, 2022: VCB Attractions Marketing Application Webinar
- June 13, 2022: Application Deadline
- June 13-July 1, 2022: VCB review of Requests
- July 5-27, 2022: Committee Review of Requests
- (date tbd): Committee Review Workshop
- August 11, 2022: TDC formalizes funding recommendations
- September, 2022: BoCC budget approval
- October, 2022: VCB issues funding agreements
- September 10, 2023: Final Report/invoice deadline (last chance to request reimbursement)

Applicants are encouraged to have marketing plans reviewed by VCB marketing staff prior to submitting.

Effective FY20/21, this program will be administered by reimbursement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For information please contact Nancy MacPhee: nmacphee@leegov.com

Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau
2201 Second Street
Suite 600
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Local: (239) 338-3500
Toll-Free: (800) 237-6444

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Lee County

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