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Conference Grants

Your conference, meeting or special event, taking place in Alachua County October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, could qualify for up to $10,000 of reimbursed expenses via the Visit Gainesville, Alachua County Conference Grant.

The Conference Grant supports and enhances Alachua County as a destination for conferences by allocating a portion of the Tourist Development Tax to aid in the operations and promotions of conferences that have as one of their main purposes the attraction of tourists, as evidenced by the promotion of the conference to tourists.

Eligibility
Applicants must fulfill the following:
1. Be a legally established entity. Individuals are not eligible.
2. Conferences and paid conference lodging accommodations must be within the boundaries of Alachua County.
3. The proposed conference must have as one of its main purposes the attraction of tourists as evidenced by the promotion of the conference to tourists.

The application deadline was November 5, 2021.

Download Fall 2021 Conference Grant Application [docx]

Download Fall 2021 Conference Grant Application [pdf]

***Please note: The Visit Gainesville, Alachua County office is currently open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or drop-off time for completed applications, email info@visitgainesville.com or call (352) 374-5260.

Submit completed applications one of two ways:
1) Email to info@visitgainesville.com. Please use “CONFERENCE GRANT APPLICATION” in the email subject line. Emailed applications will receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call (352) 374-5260.
2) Mail your application to Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, 33 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601.

For additional information:

*Funds are available upon completion of conference.*

Please note: The Visit Gainesville, Alachua County office is currently open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or drop-off time for completed applications, email info@visitgainesville.com or call (352) 374-5260.