2016-2017 Tourism Marketing Grant Guidelines now available

Press Contact: Jenn Gjerde at 402-525-4455 or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Grant Administrator: Heather Hogue at 402-471-3774 or heather.hogue@nebraska.gov



2016-2017 Tourism Marketing Grant Guidelines now available


Lincoln, Neb. (March 2, 2016) Applications for the Nebraska Tourism Commission's annual Tourism Marketing Grant program are now being accepted. “The price tag on marketing projects continues to increase year after year and that’s why we hope Nebraska’s tourism industry will take advantage of these grant opportunities. We want to help destinations spread the word about what they have to offer to potential travelers,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director, Kathy McKillip.

This year the Commission has allocated $150,000 in funding support for the program. The focus of the grant program is to attract new visitors from outside a 100-mile radius. Funding for marketing projects is available in three grant categories:  1) Promotion of an Event, 2) Promotion of a Region and 3) General Marketing. The minimum grant amount that can be requested is $2,000 and the maximum is $15,000.

Grant Schedule
March 1, 2016         Applications are made available
May 2, 2016             Deadline (must be postmarked no later than)
May 18, 2016           Grant recipients are announced
May 31, 2017           Deadline for reimbursement 

Interested applicants can download the Tourism Marketing Grant guidelines  and application at  http://visitnebraska.com/media/industry/category/grants.

In 2015, 26 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $200,000 where granted to entities across the state. The Commission received proposals from 52 applicants requesting more than $530,000 in funding.



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