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Grant Programs

and resources for grant writers

Looking for funding? COCA administers several different grant programs aimed to help local arts organizations.

COCA Grant Programs

COCA’s grant programs are funded Tourism Development Tax (TDT). COCA receives 1 penny of Leon County’s TDT revenue.

The FY23 Application Cycle is Closed. Please check back in the spring of 2023 for information about our FY24 Cycle.

Grant panel information is listed here

Interested in serving on a grant panel? Complete the Panelist Nomination Form

Questions? Contact COCA Grants Manager, Hillary Crawford at

Cultural Grant Programs

The mission of the COCA Cultural Grant (CG) Program is to serve and support the community of non-profit arts and cultural organizations within Tallahassee and Leon County through program funding which enhances the quality of life as well as the tourism and economic development of our community. An applicant’s programming must contribute to the tourism development of Leon County in accordance with Florida Statute 125.0104

Additionally, an applicant’s programming must meet at least one of the following goals: offer arts, history or cultural programs with exemplary standards and objectives; provide educational opportunities in arts, culture, and/or history for young people or adults; serves a special or diverse population or need, fills a unique niche, or engages the community in the creative or artistic process.

Cultural Tourism Marketing Grant Program

The COCA Cultural Tourism Marketing Grant (CTMG) Program is designed to increase the visibility and awareness of Leon County’s arts and cultural organizations and their programming, to those outside of the County. Marketing initiatives should highlight our vibrant and diverse cultural community and seek to attract visitors.

For the purposes of this grant, organizations will need to specify marketing and promotional initiatives which use media outlets or strategies that are not primarily focused on the local Tallahassee/Leon County market. Use of these grant funds should raise the overall awareness of Leon County as a desirable place to visit.

Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Program

This grant opportunity is closed. For questions, please contact COCA Grants Manager, Hillary Crawford, at

Funding Recognition Policy & Logos

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If you need further assistance or have questions about COCA’s funding recognition policy, contact Samantha Sumler, COCA’s Communications & Marketing Manager at



There are many resources for grantwriters available online. COCA also provides workshops and personal consultations regarding the grantwriting process throughout the year. First-time grantwriters are encouraged to:

• Attend COCA grantwriting workshops
• Schedule a Courtesy Review appointment
• Review COCA’s guidelines carefully for tips and advice about the grant application requirements
• Contact COCA’s Grant Programs Manager, Hillary Crawford at

In addition to COCA’s grant funding opportunities, COCA also manages listings for other local, regional and national grant opportunities for arts and cultural organizations on our website,

Other Funding Opportunities

COCA constantly researches and finds great regional and national funding opportunities for individual artists and arts organizations. For more funding opportunities click below: