2019 Tampa Downtown Special Service District (SSD) Grant

Public Space Activation Grant Program


The purpose of the Activate Downtown Micro-Grant Program is to create unique, publicly accessible activations in the public spaces of Downtown Tampa. The proposed projects must enhance the downtown experience via the arts and/or social good. The micro-grant is intended to serve as a flexible source of funding for artists, organizations, small business owners, and/or other groups looking to create projects that typically would not have a traditional funding source.

Activation: the act of enhancing the public realm through sensory experiences (ie: art, color, sound, food, play)

What Can the Grant Funds Be Used For

The project must be publicly accessible activations in the public realm or ground-level, publicly accessible, open space (i.e.; parks, plazas, sidewalk, etc.). The grant may be used for design services, labor, materials, and/or permitting fees related to projects that meet one or all of the following criteria:


Event must take place within the Special Services District (see map below)

2019 Application

Please download the 2019 Activate Downtown Micro-Grant Program here. If you have any questions, please contact Ashly Anderson at aanderson@tampasdowntown.com or call 813.221.3686

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