Event Grant Program

Are you planning an event or conference in the Sebring, Avon Park or Lake Placid area? We understand that sometimes you need a little financial help to bring your vision to life. That’s why Visit Sebring offers grant programs to help fund various types of events held in the Highlands County area. Explore our different funding programs and see which one is best for your event. Please ensure that you are using the correct application for your event. It is highly recommended for grant organizers to meet with TDC staff (either in person or via phone) prior to submitting a request for funding.

For questions, please call (863) 402-6909.


Special Event Permit Information & Planning

TDC Event Support Without a Formal Grant

If you are an event planner, you do not necessarily have to submit a formal Event Grant for TDC assistance. Some events attract large numbers of day visitors with little to no overnight room night stays. These events have a positive effect in contributing to the vitality of the Sebring area and attractiveness to potential tourists. Therefore, the TDC may support these events, at discretion of TDC staff, that are open to the public through non-grant/non-monetary avenues, such as:

  • Collateral fulfillment of area tourism information
  • Visit Sebring promotional branded material fulfillment
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) distribution
  • Public relations support
  • Photo/video support
  • Social media/calendar/website listing
  • Referrals to County/City departments
  • Research data collection
  • Consultation to grow events to attract overnight visitors

To submit your event for review, simply email your event information and details with at least one high-resolution promotional photo to Reagan Fultz (rfultz@highlandsfl.gov) for consideration.

Submit your Grant Application

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