Miami Beach’s Annual Grant Program to Support Organizations and Future Events

Miami Beach’s Annual Grant Program to Support Organizations and Future Events

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Miami Beach’s Annual Grant Program to Support Organizations and Future Events

Miami Beach, FL – (September 9, 2020) – Miami Beach, a city like no other place in the world, is home to a variety of marquee events and experiences that bring travelers to the destination each year. As Miami Beach looks to the future, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) has announced their annual grant program, a collection of grants to be awarded to qualifying organizations in seven major categories to support key events and initiatives. Beginning October 1, 2020 through January 21, 2021, organizations are encouraged to apply for the chance to receive grants designed to bring new events and activations to Miami Beach.

“The MBVCA is dedicated to positioning Miami Beach for success and while events will evolve over time, they are key to a bright and prosperous future,” says Steve Adkins, Chair of the MBVCA. “The annual grant program provides an opportunity for new and returning organizations to receive the funds needed to create unique experiences for our visitors and locals.”

The MBVCA distributes grants throughout seven programs, each with distinct requirements for organizations to choose from:

  • Development Opportunities – A one-time grant applicable for organizations with a new or a one-time event that has the potential of becoming recurring with international and national appeal.

  • Film Incentive Grant Program – Specifically created to support scripted feature films, scripted television shows, documentaries, short films, TV, or streaming services.

  • Major One Time Special Events – For organizations with a new or one-time event that has the potential to become recurring with significant appeal and inclusive of specific hotel room night needs.

  • Special Events Recurring – Tailored to organizations with an event that has a minimum of one-year track record as a successful tourism activity in Miami Beach and has received MBVCA funding in the past.

  • Special Projects – Exclusively for organizations with an event or program that can generate extraordinary interest and two out of three minimum requirements including contracted hotel room nights and media exposure.

  • Special Projects Recurring – Developed for organizations with an event that has a minimum of one-year track record with the MBVCA and has maintained the eligibility criteria with a minimum requirement of contracted hotel room nights or media exposure.

  • Tourism Partnerships – Created for non-profit organizations that have the responsibility to develop and promote broad areas of Miami Beach’s tourism industry such as neighborhood associations, industry service organizations, and area marketing groups year-round.

“Miami Beach continues to be a coveted destination with outstanding capacity to host events of all sizes,” adds Grisette Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA. “We look forward to supporting organizations through our grant program as we prepare to welcome back visitors to experience the very best of Miami Beach.”

For additional details and instructions on how to apply for a grant, organizations can access the Grant Portal and experience a fully automated application submission process at Please contact Eileen de la Cuesta-Selva directly at with any specific questions regarding grant applications.

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Miami Beach is an award-winning destination, recently awarded silver in the 2020 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, in the categories of ‘Best Tourism Board U.S & Canada,’ ‘Best LGBQT Destination’ and ‘Best Luxury Destination U.S & Canada.” This adds to the wins in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 edition of the Travvy Awards in categories including 'Best Honeymoon Destination, U.S. & Canada', 'Best Tourism Board U.S. & Canada', and 'Best LGBTQ Destination'. Also recently named 2019 and 2018 North America's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards, and a winner in the 2018 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of "Best Overall Honeymoon Destination in the United States and Canada", "Best Overall Beach Destination in the United States and Canada", and "Best Overall Spa Destination in the United States and Canada" respectively. Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for 'walkability' and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination has been ranked by TripAdvisor as a Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destination, Top Romantic Destination, Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world! In 2019, the MBVCA introduced new handles on Instagram and Facebook @ExperienceMiamiBeach and on Twitter @EMiamiBeach to provide visitors with real-time information and recommendations.

About Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

The MBVCA is a seven member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as a vibrant community and superb tourist destination. To this end, the MBVCA strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships. The MBVCA is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to build the uniqueness of Miami Beach as ones of the world's greatest communities and tourism destinations.

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