Nebraska Tourism Commission
Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations and businesses to increase tourism and positive press coverage. Grant funds may be used to promote and market events that encourage and attract out-of-state visitors. Funding is intended to support the use of creative marketing strategies to 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.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission administers this grant program, per Nebraska Revised Statute 81-3725, to provide marketing assistance grants to communities and organizations hosting national or international-caliber events held in Nebraska that have the potential to attract a significant percentage of out-of-state visitors and to generate favorable national or international press coverage for Nebraska.
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 following exclusive Directed-Marketing projects, offered only through this program:
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:
GrantWatch ID#: 149266
An individual grant will be awarded for an amount no higher than $250,000. The minimum request amount should be no lower than $25,000.
The grant reimbursement request can be submitted one time only, and must be submitted within 90-days after the completion date of the event, or no later than May 31, 2022, whichever occurs first. If the event being funded takes place after May 31, 2022, that is acceptable as long as all funds (grant and match) are expended and the reimbursement request is submitted by the May 31, 2022 deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grant Program Questions? Please contact:
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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