Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Grants of up to $10,000 to Yazoo County, Mississippi organizations for projects and events that promote the local tourism industry. Funding may be requested for the promotion and advertising of sites, attractions and events. Funding is also available for the preservation and enhancement of tourism-related sites, and for the placement of historical or cultural markers.
In addition to the grant money which can be reimbursed to your organization, approved events, sites, attractions and projects are included in the CVB’s advertising campaign. The Yazoo County CVC advertises local offerings to the world through many venues, possibly including radio, television, magazines, tour operators, web ads, e-mail newsletters, social media, etc.
Yazoo County CVB is also happy to assist your organization by request with recommendations on ad placements, cooperative advertising recommendations, free and low-cost publicity outlets, press releases, festival-production guides, lists of area performers, and more.
The goal of this grant program is to increase the tourism-related offerings in Yazoo County for visitors and to continue to increase the number and quality of visitors to the local area each and every year. The reimbursements and expertise received by grant-approved organizations from the CVB can not only mean success for an event, site, attraction or project, but it can also mean growth, which in the long run means growth for all businesses in Yazoo County.
You may submit an application for only one type of assistance during the fiscal year:
The first type of assistance available is for Advertising & Promotion: This type of assistance targets markets outside of our immediate area (over 100-mile radius or out-of-state). Your organization must purchase paid advertising (such as magazine, newspaper, radio and television ads and billboards); printed brochures and calendars of events; and put together public relations kits for your event. Entertainment, labor, t-shirts and other clothing items are not eligible for consideration. Your organization will be reimbursed for the purchases once deemed all qualifications are met and proof of bills paid by your organization.
The second type of assistance available is for Historical/Cultural Enhancement: The primary purpose of this type of assistance is for the repair and /or improvement of tourism or tourism-related sites and for the placement of historical and/or cultural markers (such as Blues trail, Freedom trail markers, and other markers for historic preservation). This type of assistance is not for bricks and mortar projects. The Convention and Visitors Bureau will not provide this type of assistance for salaries or operating/administrative expenses. We will also give priority to projects for which the requesting organization is providing some of the funding necessary and/or has obtained additional funding from other sources. Proof of other funding sources may be requested by the Bureau, and may have to be presented before a decision is made.
GrantWatch ID#: 149307
Maximum request is $10,000.
Applications are accepted for events and projects scheduled during the next fiscal year (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019).
Applications are accepted from organizations and events in Yazoo County.
The deadline for filing grant applications for the upcoming fiscal year is August 31, 2018. Applications received after this date will be returned to the applicant.
The Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will meet in September 2018 to consider the applications and to decide which organizations will receive assistance for the next fiscal year.
All applicants will receive notification of some kind by mail.
Grants are given on a reimbursement basis.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Post Office Box 186
P.O. Box 186
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Fax: (662) 746-1816
USA: Mississippi: Yazoo County