Nebraska Tourism Commission - Visit Nebraska
12/13/19 Postmarked or 5:00 PM Hand Delivery
Grants starting at $25,000 to Nebraska nonprofit and for-profit organizations and local government agencies to host national and international caliber events. Funding is intended to attract tourists from out of state and to generate favorable press coverage on a national or international level.
Recommended Directed-Marketing Participation
Increased promotion of national and international-caliber events within the Commission’s marketing channels can increase exposure, draw attendees, and benefit the state as a whole. Applicants requesting grant funding through this program are encouraged to direct a portion of the marketing efforts towards at least one of the exclusive Directed-Marketing projects, offered only through this program. For more information, see: https://visitnebraska.com/sites/default/files/2019-10/2019-2020%20Community%20Impact%20Grant%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf#page=2
In addition to the Directed-Marketing recommendations above, communities and organizations hosting national or international-caliber events can apply for eligible activities including, but not limited to, the following:
Successful applicants will utilize creative marketing strategies to generally promote, encourage and attract visitors to the state, focusing on the use of media sources to promote their event on a nationwide or international scale and, in turn, gain national and international press coverage of their event and Nebraska.
A community or organization applying for a grant shall provide:
GrantWatch ID#: 149266
An individual grant will be awarded for an amount no higher than $250,000 and no lower than $25,000.
Grant recipients must complete projects and pay in full all items (grant and match) prior to reimbursement. Grant recipients are required to submit only one (1) reimbursement request within 90 days after the completion of the event or no later than May 31, 2021 (whichever occurs first).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions about grant opportunities offered by the Nebraska Tourism Commission please contact the Grant Administrator:
Heather Hogue, Grant Administrator
Nebraska Tourism Commission
301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 98907
Lincoln, NE 68509-8907
firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-471-3774
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