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Grants to Prescott, Arizona Nonprofits to Improve Local
Tourism Year Round and Enhance Economic Development

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City of Prescott - Office of Tourism

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Deadline Date:

05/31/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Prescott, Arizona nonprofits for projects that will enhance local tourism. A mandatory workshop will take place May 18. The goal of funding source is to develop, advance, and maintain the city a tourist destination all year round, and to benefit the local community economically and socially.

Funding is intended to help market events to out-of-town visitors. Special consideration will be given to events that attract visitors during offseason, shoulder season (November through mid‐April), and/or promote mid‐week visitation.

“Tourism Events” are defined as:

- Multi‐Day events
- Are promoted outside of the local marketplace
- Have the potential to generate earned media coverage outside the local marketplace
- Contribute to Prescott’s image as a tourism destination
- Support one or more of the City's tourism drivers (western history/heritage, arts and culture, outdoor recreation)
- Generate a significant and measurable increase in hotel occupancy

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GrantWatch ID#: 148976

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is limited to a maximum of $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Events should take place between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. 

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will only be accepted from nonprofit organizations.

Funding may not be used for operations or administrative expenses.

An organization that has received City support but has not submitted the required post-event documentation within 60 days of completion of the event will not be eligible for support the following year.  

Events are not permitted to receive funding from more than one program funded from the Transient Occupancy (Bed) Tax in the same fiscal year.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory grant application workshop will be scheduled for May 18, 2017, at 12 noon at City Hall. Successful FY17 awardees are not required to attend, although attendance is strongly recommended.  

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must provide a detailed marketing plan as part of their application.

Funds cannot be distributed until the City Council has approved Transient Occupancy (Bed) Tax allocations. This typically occurs in August.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Applications may be sent or delivered to:
John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager
Phone: 928-777-1220

City of Prescott‐Attention John Heiney
201 S. Cortez St.
Prescott, AZ  86303.

Wendy Bridges, Economic Development Coordinator/Film Commissioner
Phone: 928-777-1204

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Prescott

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