The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has authorized $85,000 to fund the Promotional/Special Event Grant Program -$50,000 for events within the Greater Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment District (the Greater Frenchtown/Southside District) and the $35,000 for events within the Downtown District Community Redevelopment Area (the Downtown District). The purpose of the program is to provide support to special events that promote the goals and objectives of the Greater Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Plan or the Downtown District Community Redevelopment Plan.
The grant funds will be available to qualified not-for-profit organizations that will host promotional/special events during Fiscal Year 2018, which starts on October 1, 2017 and ends on September 30, 2018, within either of the two redevelopment areas. A special event or promotional activity eligible for funding is defined as a new or existing organized concert, exhibition, festival, carnival, athletic event, craft show, competition, parade, celebration, market or any event similar in nature which is open to the public. Special events do not include social parties, conferences, open houses, grand openings, ribbon cutting ceremonies or events that are not open to the public. Grant funds shall only be provided for events occurring after the applicant has entered into a grant agreement with the CRA. The CRA Executive Director and the Downtown Improvement Authority Executive Director reserve the right to make an award for less than the amount requested in the application.
Applicants applying under this program may not apply for funding under the FY 2018 Downtown District Large Event Grant Program.
The CRA will again partner with the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority to administer events occurring in the Downtown District. CRA staff will administer the events occurring in the Greater Frenchtown/Southside District. Applications will be reviewed and scored based on a competitive process with the highest scored applications being funded. Only applications with a minimum score of 50 points will be eligible for funding.
Please note, there are two separate applications: one for events occurring in the Greater Frenchtown/Southside District, and one for events occurring in the Downtown District. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate application for your event. If you have any questions regarding whether your event location is within the CRA boundaries, please consult our CRA website found at the link below.
Greater Frenchtown/Southside District Promotional/Special Event Grant Application
Downtown District Promotional/Special Event Grant Application
Is My Property Within the CRA District?
Preference will be given to applications submitted electronically at CRA@talgov.com. Only one (1) electronic submittal of the application and supporting documents will be allowed. The file size shall not exceed 10MB. Hand deliveries, US Postal Service, or private courier service submittals are allowed. Applications will be available Monday, June 19, 2017 at www.talgov.com/cra. Applications will be accepted beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 30, 2017. The application period will end no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, July 31, 2017, unless extended by the CRA. Applications submitted before 9:00 AM on June 30, 2017 or after 4:30 PM on July 31st will NOT be accepted nor scored.
If you have any questions about the grant program, please call the CRA office at (850) 891-8357.