The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Office (OEDIT), announced today is now accepting applications for the Marketing Matching Grant Program from Colorado not-for-profit organizations looking for assistance with tourism promotion. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 15.
The annual competitive grant program offers financial assistance to Colorado’s tourism industry for the purpose of enhancing marketing efforts to attract visitors to the state. The program will award up to $600,000 in grants.
Travel regions throughout the state are eligible for these grant dollars, as well as statewide associations, organizations and other nonprofit entities that engage in promoting travel throughout Colorado.
Grant awards will be up to $25,000, and for every $1 the awarded organization allocates to the program, the CTO will provide $1 in matching funds. Up to 20 percent of the match may include services such as staff time or donated services or materials relevant to the grant project. Funds will be awarded to multiple organizations in both the regional/partnership and statewide categories.
The CTO Marketing Matching Grant Program is meant to provide funding to Colorado not-for-profit organizations for the purpose of promoting the state or a region as a tourism destination.
For more information regarding the grant program and instructions on how to apply, please click here. For additional help using the online grant system, or any other questions, contact grant manager Elizabeth O’Rear at 303-892-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.