All 34 applications for grants have been recommended for funding from $583,000 in bed tax monies.
While scoring by a review panel ranged from 58 to 93 percent, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) last Monday used a scoring system to include all, though each grant was less then requested.
The TDC list must still be approved by the County Commission. $847,666 in grants was sought.
Among the high-scoring applications, St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum Marketing (94%, request $20,000, grant $17,660), St. Johns Chamber Ponte Vedra Auto Show (93.4%, $18,476, $15,792), Lightner Museum - Annual Marketing (92.6%, $20,000, $16,658), Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach Arts Marketing (92.5%, $20,000, $16,605), Lightner Museum Dressing Downton Program Promotion (92.4%, $40,000, $33,102), Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach Home Art Tour (92%, $8,000, $6,300), and EMMA Ukraine to Spain (91.4%, $40,000, $32,039).
Highest grant awards went to Romanza Celtic Festival, sought $80,000, received $62,824, and St Augustine Film Festival, sought 80,000, and received $61,178.
View the complete 2017 grant list here