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Explore our Funding Programs

Planning an Event? You may qualify for funding if you plan it in Ocala/Marion County. Submit a funding request to see if you qualify.

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We understand that sometimes you need a little financial help to bring your vision to life. That’s why Ocala/Marion County offers grant programs to help fund various types of events in county.

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 respective event. If you have any questions, contact our office.

High Impact Signature Events

For events in county that attract visitors during non-peak periods (usually April-December); encourage increased visitor spending in destination; reinforce a positive image of Ocala/Marion County; and provide added value to the Ocala/Marion County Visitor Experience.

Maximum Funding Level: $31,250

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Community Events

For new events in county that provide community-based recreation for locals and visitors alike in Ocala/Marion County; encourage increased local and visitor spending; reinforce a positive image of Ocala/Marion County; and provide added value to the Ocala/Marion County visitors in county.

Maximum Funding Level: $5,000

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Sports Events

For sporting events staged in Ocala/Marion County that attract overnight visitors in county.

Maximum Funding Level: $25,000

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Special Events

For major events staged in Ocala/Marion County that attract overnight visitors in county.

Maximum Funding Level: $10,000

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All correspondence/inquiries should be directed to:

Ocala/Marion County VCB
109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34475
Toll-Free: 1-888-FL-OCALA, Local: 352-438-2800
Fax: 352-438-2801
Email: ExploreOcalaMarion@marioncountyfl.org