Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grants Program

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Contact:  Nikenna Benjamin | (305) 375-5092 | ndb1@miamidade.gov

Deadlines: 

First Quarter  (projects taking place between October 1 - December 31)

  • July 24, 2017, 4:00 PM

Second Quarter (projects taking place between January 1 - March 31) 

  • October 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

Third Quarter (projects taking place between April 1 - June 30) 

  • January 16, 2018, 4:00 PM

Fourth Quarter - (projects taking place between July 1 - September 30) 

  • April 16, 2018, 4:00 PM

Maximum Request:

  • Division A Applicants:  $5,000
  • Division B Applicants:  $15,000
  • Division C Applicants:  $25,000 

 

FY 2016-2017 Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grants Program Guidelines

FY 2017-2018 Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grants Program Guidelines - Coming Soon!

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) Grants Program is responsive on a quarterly basis to organizations/events which promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination by sponsoring tourist-oriented sports events, cultural and special events (visual and performing arts, including theater, concerts, recitals, opera, dance, art exhibitions, and festivals) and television origination projects.  Applicants not meeting these criteria should consider applications to other Department programs. The TDC will provide priority attention to grant requests for activities and events that serve as major tourism generators in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year (July - September). The TDC, a nine member volunteer advisory board established by Florida Statute, meets as a panel to review and make funding recommendations to the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners with the idea of developing and enhancing the image of Miami-Dade County locally, nationally and internationally. 


Mandatory Pre-Application Requirements:  All first-time applicants must attend a TDC Workshop to review program requirements, eligibility criteria and other program-specific information. Workshops will also cover user registration and navigation of Culture Grants Online (CGO), the Department's grants management system.

Returning applicants must schedule a consultation with the program administrator. 

Click here to RSVP to a TDC Workshop


Applicants may choose to, or be asked to address the Tourist Development Council. In accordance with Section 2-11.1(s) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, the Lobbyists Registration for Oral Presentation Affidavit must be completed, notarized and included with your application. The term “lobbyist” specifically includes the principal, as well as any agent, officer or employee of a principal, regardless of whether such lobbying activities fall within the normal scope of employment of such agent, officer or employee. Individuals substituted for or added to the presentation team after submittal of the proposal and filing by staff, MUST register with the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Board (Form BCCFORM2DOC) and pay all applicable fees.

FY 2017-2018 Tourist Development Council Panel Members



TDC Grants Program Timeline*

  First Quarter 

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

Applications Available June 26, 2017 September 18, 2017 December 11, 2017 March 19, 2017
TDC Pre-Grant Submission Workshop
June 22, 2017 2 PM
September 14, 2017 2 PM
December 7, 2017 2 PM
 March 15, 2017 2 PM
Courtesy Deadline

July 17, 2017 4 PM

October 10, 2017 4 PM January 8, 2018 4 PM April 9, 2018 4 PM
Deadline
July 24, 2017
4:00 PM
October 16, 2017
4:00 PM
January 16, 2018
4:00 PM
April 16, 2018
4:00 PM
Application Comments / Correstions Issued August 18, 2017 November 10, 2017 February 9, 2018 May 11, 2018
Corrected / Final Application Due
August 25, 2017
4:00 PM
November 17, 2017
4:00 PM
February 16, 2018
4:00 PM
May 18, 2018
4:00 PM
TDC Panel Meeting Date TBD TBD TBD TBD
Board of County Commissioners Approval TBD TBD TBD TBD
Award Notifications Issued TBD TBD TBD TBD
Availability of Grant Funds TBD TBD TBD TBD

*Dates/times subject to change.

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 / culture@miamidade.gov, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).