Duval County Tourist Development Council 
Marketing Grant Application

Please submit your COMPLETED application electronically with all attachments saved to separate files to Carol Brock, TDC Executive Director (carolbrock@coj.net) and Brett Nolan, TDC Administrator (nolanb@coj.net) no later than 30 days prior to TDC board meeting.
Marketing grants are TDC grants awarded to applicants that market Duval County as a tourism destination through advertising and marketing campaigns approved by the TDC. Events are to be held in Duval County and open to the public, although there may be a charge for ticketed admission, where many tourists to Duval County are brought together to watch or participate in an event of limited and fixed duration from a few hours to a few days, and not part of a regular series or occurring more frequently than once a year. Marketing must be at least a 150-mile radius from the Duval County boundary. Section 125.104, Florida Statues, defines tourist as a person who participates in trade or recreation activities outside the county of his or her permanent residence or who rents or leases transient accommodations.
Applications must be completed and submitted in the manner prescribed herein as required by the TDC. Marketing grant applications shall be submitted to the TDC for review. Grant submission deadlines will be posted on the TDC webpage. Applications must also be submitted to Laurie Kopstad with Visit Jacksonville via email (lkopstad@visitjacksonville.com) for review of applicant’s marketing plan and for an Event Impact Summary a minimum of 5 business days prior to the published deadline for submission of the application to the TDC.

No application will be considered by the TDC unless the completed application is received at least 30 days prior to the TDC meeting at which it is to be considered. Applications may be posted on the TDC webpage and shall become public records upon submission. There are 2 grant application periods throughout the year to have applications considered before the TDC. To view the TDC meeting schedule for grant consideration dates and other related information click here.

Section 125.0104(5)(a)(3), Florida Statutes, requires that for grants to be awarded for marketing, that the marketing shall promote and/or advertise tourism of Duval County as a destination, within the state of Florida, nationally and/or internationally. An applicant who fails to demonstrate this threshold requirement shall be ineligible to receive marketing grant funding. The questions on the application shall be answered for the TDC to determine if the marketing meets this threshold requirement. Only if the answers demonstrate that the marketing campaign or promotion is marketing Duval County as a destination and is conducted outside the region, will a grant be awarded and if awarded, paid to recipient as a reimbursement for expenses.

The TDC Marketing Grant Application can be found below. Please open the PDF document and complete the form electronically. Answers are limited to the space provided on the application.
The TDC Marketing Grant Application Score Sheet can be found below. This document is provided to applicants for informational purposes only.