Galveston Island invites visitors and residents alike to commemorate Juneteenth and learn about its history.
As the birthplace of Juneteenth, Galveston offers invaluable education and initiatives to promote and support the observation of this holiday.
The Juneteenth Grant Program is intended to enhance and promote Juneteenth 2024 initiatives in Galveston through the use of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT).
Juneteenth Grants support initiatives that promote:
Tourism and support the convention and hotel industry, and
Advertising and promotional programs to attract more tourists.
Program Eligibility: Persons, private organizations, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities are eligible to apply.
The maximum award amount is $20,000.
Please note that first-time applicants must attend one support training course before applying. The Juneteenth Support Training Flyer with additional details is provided under the important documents section.
1/26 Applications Open
2/9 HOT Grants 101
2/14 Application Deadline
2/20 Tourism Development Advisory Committee Meeting
2/27 Galveston Park Board of Trustees Meeting
3/1 HOT Grants 101
3/6 Application Deadline 2
3/12 Tourism Development Advisory Committee Meeting
3/26 Galveston Park Board of Trustees Meeting
4/5 Optional Walk-in Support Day
5/3 Optional Walk-in Support Day
6/7 Optional Walk-in Support Day
6/19 JUNETEENTH 2024!!!
You may apply by filling out the online application below or downloading the application from the important forms section and emailing it to HMelton@Galvestonparkboard.org.
Please contact Heather Melton, Grants Manager at Hmelton@Galvestonparkboard.org, if you have any questions.