Doreen Overstreet, Senior Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net
Phone: 407-836-5301

Orange County’s Tourist Development Tax Grant Application Review Committee Opens Grant Application Window Sept. 24 through Nov. 14

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Government’s Tourist Development Tax Application Review Committee (ARC) will accept applications for capital grants in excess of $2 million from eligible organizations beginning Sept. 24 through Nov. 14, 2018. Applications and supporting materials will be accepted through the County’s website, https://netapps.ocfl.net/arctdtgrants.

For consideration, qualified applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • The capital project grant request should be for $2 million or more toward a project for the acquisition, construction, and renovation of eligible facilities
  • The project must meet the statutory guidelines for uses of Tourist Development Tax
  • The project must be located in Orange County

County staff will hold an initial grant application information session for interested organizations on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, Fl. 32801, at 4 p.m. in the Office of Management and Budget’s conference room on the third floor. Orange County staff will provide support to prospective applicants throughout the application period. The Tourist Development Tax Application Review Committee reviews Tourist Development Tax grant applications and makes recommendations to the Tourist Development Council with a final decision made by the Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, please visit the County Calendar.  Applicants are also encouraged to contact County staff prior to submitting an application so that all questions regarding their application can be addressed.  Please contact Vanan Hampton at 407-836-5572 to schedule an appointment.

For cultural tourism and sports events and projects under $2 million, the County also provides annual funding through two separate competitive processes. Project sponsors may learn more about Arts & Cultural Affairs funding and the Orange County Sports Incentive Committee on the County’s website.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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