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Grand County Colorado Tourism Board (GCCTB) Grants

Grants to Grant County, Colorado Nonprofits and
Agencies to Advertise Local Tourism Opportunities

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Grand County Colorado Tourism Board (GCCTB)

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Grants to Grant County, Colorado nonprofit organizations and government agencies for the marketing and advertising of special events and activities that encourage tourism in the local area, with an emphasis on those that promote overnight lodging. Priority will be given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

-Encourages overnight stays in the county by out-of-county visitors.
-Is established as a long-term event in the county. In doing so, a county calendar of events is strengthened.
-Is an established and proven marketing entity within the county formed for the purpose of advertising and marketing tourism throughout Grand County.
-Encourages tourism in the off-season or shoulder season for that area of the county.
-Is unique or promotes the uniqueness of Grand County as a tourist destination in Colorado.
-Is in keeping with the image of the county created by the overall marketing efforts of the GCCTB.
-Includes in their proposal an evaluation of the impact their event or marketing will have on the county, such as lodging room nights, attendance, money spent locally.
-Is an event held within Grand County and its municipalities. Is open to or available to the general public.
-Allows other tourist-related businesses and entities to participate in their marketing and advertising or events.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166314

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds historically awarded range from $800 to $20,000 depending on funds available and the scope of the event or marketing and advertising proposal.

Term of Contract:

Events may receive non-reimbursable funding from this fund for a maximum of three consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant request must be submitted by a government recognized nonprofit and/or tax exempt entity.

A general liability policy covering all of the entity’s operations with a minimum combined single limit amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for each occurrence with a deductible of not more than $5,000 will be required for each special event.

The entity shall maintain adequate worker’s compensation insurance with an authorized insurance company or through the Colorado State Compensation Insurance Authority or through an authorized self-insurance plan approved by the State of Colorado, insuring the payment of workers benefits to all its employees. The Promoter shall provide the Board with certificates showing that the Promoter has the required worker’s compensation insurance.

Members and their families of the Grand County Colorado Tourism Board and the County Commissioners of Grand County are ineligible to submit requests for funding on behalf of any organization.

Funds may not be used to pay for salaries or capital equipment.

Pre-Application Information:

Contributions from GCCTB funds may not constitute more than half of the funding for a special event. Amounts requested must be matched (50 – 50) with marketing expenditures and in-kind services. No more than 25% of the match may be in-kind. Other sources of funding and in-kind services must be documented in writing in the application narrative.

The GCCTB Marketing & Special Events Fund has money available in two categories: Reimbursable Funds are those used as “up front” funds and repaid to the GCCTB within sixty days after the event; Non-reimbursable Funds are those funds not required to be repaid to the GCCTB. Proposals may include application for either or both reimbursable and non-reimbursable funds. The GCCTB reserves the right to offer funding from the category other than that which was requested.

Organizations requesting non-reimbursable funds must be a government recognized nonprofit and/or tax exempt entity.

The GCCTB will review district and countywide grant requests on a quarterly basis during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Grants will be reviewed at the January, April, July, and October meetings.

For a grant to be considered for review at the quarterly meeting, the grant request must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the quarterly meeting. Grants not submitted within the time period will be carried forward to the next quarterly review meeting.

Grant submission deadlines are as follows:
1st Quarter 2017 - Due: December 15, 2017
2nd Quarter 2017 - Due: March 15, 2018
3rd Quarter 2017 - Due: June 15, 2018
4th Quarter 2017 - Due: September 15, 2018
1st Quarter 2018 - Due: December 15, 2018

Entities requesting a grant must be available for an oral presentation to the Board if requested.

Approved requests can expect to be funded by within a month of approval if all required documents have been received.

Contact Information:

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

Dede Fay, GCCTB Administrator

PO Box 131
Granby, CO 80446

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USA: Colorado: Grand County