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 now accepting event grant applications for events occurring between May 1 - September 30, 2019. We will host grant workshops on Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. in the conference room at Pensacola Sports, 101 W. Main Street. All grant applicants are encouraged to attend one of the workshops, as additional points are awarded during the scoring process of your application if you attend. Workshop seating is limited, so reserve your seat by emailing Barbara Williams at

The grant deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019. The grant committee will meet the week of February 11 to review all eligible applications. Applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting to give a brief overview of your event and to answer any questions regarding your application. The committee meeting date/location/time will be announced at a later date.

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.


Grant Guidelines (CLICK HERE)

Grant Application (CLICK HERE)

Grant Scoring Sheet (CLICK HERE)

Grant Reimbursement Guidelines (CLICK HERE)

Mini Grant Application (CLICK HERE)



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 »