VisitGainesville Spring Conference Grant Workshop

Published: February 15th, 2010

Category: Memos

W. Andew McCollough, Associate Provost

VisitGainesville, the official tourism marketing organization for Alachua County, is offering their 2010 Spring Conference Grant Program to qualified meeting planners who conduct their meetings or conferences in Gainesville/Alachua County. Individual grants cap at $10,000 and are available to corporate, association, or non-profit, public or privately-funded planners. Up to $75,000 in grant funding is available during the Spring cycle.

To assist meeting and conference planners interested in applying, VisitGainesville is conducting a Spring Conference Grant Workshop Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Alachua County’s Community Treasures Conference Room located in the Downtown Administration Building located at 12 SE 1st Street.

To qualify, planners must complete the grant application which is available on-line at: and satisfy a number of criteria including an estimate of the number of hotel room nights their meeting or event will produce in Gainesville/Alachua County between July 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2013.

Applications may only be submitted during the official grant cycle which opens Monday, March 1 with the deadline on Thursday, March 30 no later than 4 p.m. and delivered to the VisitGainesville office located at 30 East University Avenue in Downtown Gainesville. All qualified applications will be reviewed by the County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) in April, with recipients announced at the following month’s TDC meeting.

For additional information or assistance please contact Becky Johnson @ the UF Conference Department at 392-1701 ext.240 or

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