The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, accepts, reviews and processes funding requests from tourism-related, non- profit organizations on behalf of the Tourism Development Council (as qualified per Florida State Statute 125.0104).
The program provides financial assistance to not-for-profit arts and attractions organizations that enhance tourism opportunities in Lee County. These site-based attractions and organizations provide a different level of service to visitors than events, and by the nature of their existence, attract visitation to the region or offer reasons for visitors to extend their stay in the destination.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to show proof of eligibility. Applications should also show how the organization brings visitors to Lee County throughout the year. Organizations must be able to show results of grant dollars spent (e.g. Increased out-of town visitation, increased website traffic, etc.) with specific data.
Partners must submit the application and any additional supporting information electronically.
For the application, you will need to download two forms to fill out and upload on the portal. Click the links below to download these forms.
Please note, for Appendix B, you will only be filling out the first column, and will fill out the second column when you turn in your post-grant report.
Information can be found here:
April 30, 2018
VCB Attractions Marketing Application Webinar
May 1, 2018
FY2018/19 Application Cycle opens
May 30, 2018
FY2017/18 grant reports due
June 22, 2018
Deadline for Applications
November 16, 2018
Reception-Presentation of grant awards
Post Grant Report due