Due to COVID-19 and the complications it may have caused for local Non-Profit Groups to acquire the paperwork to submit for the 20-21 grant applications, the Franklin County Tourism Development Council (FCTDC) has extended the marketing grant application deadline until Monday, August 31. The scheduled grant meeting will be held 1:00pm September 2 at a location to be determined.
The FCTDC Grant Program opened on July 1, 2020 for non-profit groups and governmental organizations. The FCTDC has budgeted $213,000 for 2020-21 to fund up to $123,000 for event promotion grants and up to $90,000 in financial assistance to local museums for operational costs.
The event promotion grants are split into two categories. The first category is designed to assist local non-profit organizations in marketing local single day area events. The FCTDC has identified funds for at least thirty (30) $2,000 grants under this program. Organizations may apply for multiple grants for separate titled events.
The second category is designed to assist local non-profit organizations in marketing major three-day local area events. The FCTDC has identified funds for five (5) $ 5,000 grants under this program. Organizations may only apply for one grant for this grant category. Both of the event promotion grants are reimbursement-based funding sources.
The TDC is also accepting applications for the 2020-21 Museum matching grant program designed to provide financial assistance to local museums for operational costs. The TDC has identified $90,000 for this grant program. Individual awards can be made for up to $15,000 per museum.
The application deadline has been extended to Monday August 31st at 4pm for all three grants programs. The Grant Committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 2nd at 1:00pm and Regular TDC Meeting will follow at 2:00pm.
Eligibility requirements and application forms for each of the grant programs are available to review and download here. All grant awards are subject to availability of funds.
Applicants must submit the required application and supporting documents to the Franklin County TDC Office located at 731 Highway 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 no later than 4:00pm on Monday, August 31st, 2020. Completed applications can be submitted by mail or transmitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant applications will be reviewed by the TDC Grants Committee at their meeting beginning at 1:00pm on September 2nd, 2020 at a location to be announced. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by Committee members in accordance with a ranking methodology that is spelled out in the individual application form.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact the TDC director John Solomon at email@example.com.