Visit Pensacola Grants

Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or significant potential to draw visitors to the area.

Grant & Application Information

Visit Pensacola is currently accepting event grant applications for events occurring May 1 - September 30, 2020. Grant workshops will be held on January 6 and 15 at 10:00 a.m., and on January 7 and 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. in the UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, 120 Church Street. All applicants are encouraged to attend ONE workshop as you will receive extra points during the scoring process if you attend. You may send your RSVP to Barbara Williams at

Deadline for submissions is February 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The grant committee will meet to discuss and score application on February 17-18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.  The grant committee will then send their recommendations for awards to the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors meeting on February 26, 2020

You may apply for a mini-grant at any time if you are seeking funds less than $5,000. Please contact Nicole Stacey with any questions.

Other Tourism Related Grant Programs

Art, Culture & Entertainment (ACE)
Grants are funded by the Escambia County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and are administered by ACE for cultural programs & events. 
Download eligibility requirements and application forms »

Pensacola Sports
Grants are funded by the Escambia County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and are administered by Pensacola Sports for events that demonstrate significant potential to draw visitors to the area.
Download the full grant packet for eligibility requirements and application form »