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Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF)

Grants to Kansas City, Missouri Nonprofits for
Cultural and Recreational Events to Promote Tourism

GrantWatch ID#: 176308
Agency Type:


City of Kansas City, Missouri

10/15/16 5:00 PM CST

Grants to Kansas City, Missouri nonprofit organizations for cultural, historic, educational, ethnic, social, and recreational projects that will promote tourism within city limits. Funding is available to support annual events, series of events, and one-time events. Projects must promote Kansas City as an international trade, convention, visitors and tourist center.

Quarterly projects may take place between February 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.

Annual projects may take place between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

The City of Kansas City, Missouri accepts applications from qualified nonprofit organizations to support programs that meet the state and local requirements.

State and City Requirements - In accordance with state and city requirements, funds shall be available to not-for-profit neighborhood organizations which are incorporated in the state and located within city limits. Organizations must also meet the following criteria in order to be considered eligible for funding:

-Organizations must demonstrate that they encourage broad based citizen input and participation. This fund is intended to assist groups and activities/projects as defined below, as well as umbrella organizations and development corporations which meet these same state and local requirements.

-Organizations must conform to all the provisions of the City Manager’s administrative regulations setting forth the procedures, consistent with federal and state law, the City Charter, and the Code of Ordinances, for entering into contracts with non-municipal agencies.

-Organizations must be located by physical address in the city limits of Kansas City, MO.

The proposed activity/project must also meet the following requirements:

-Must take place within city limits and should have appeal to local residents as well as to tourists;

-Should be open to the general public and marketed broadly to attract persons who would not otherwise plan to be in Kansas City, as well as interest those who are visiting for other purposes;

-Capital projects may be considered if such projects are consistent with all other guidelines herein, and if funding for the planning, maintenance, and staffing of the capital projects from sources other than the NTDF are outlined in the applications;

-Proposals that include advertising are encouraged. Such advertising may take the form of brochures, advertisements in travel literature, electronic presentations, social media, etc. All publicity and advertising must include reference to the city and credit the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund as a funding source;

-Those proposals, designed to generate funds, that might alleviate the need for future city subsidy are preferred; and

-In order to maximize tourist participation, projects that have been coordinated with the convention and tourism industry are encouraged.

Ineligible Activities/Projects:
-Programming that does not clearly appeal or marketed broadly to local, residents, tourists and visitors;
-Projects that reflect or enhance political parties, candidates or political office holders;
-Proposals that request funds to supplant operating costs that are currently publicly supported;
-Routine, ongoing activities of neighborhood organizations and home associations;
-Proposals that provide for the maintenance of capital projects, including tourist attractions;
-Activities/projects that already receive NTDF funding within the same fiscal year;
-Previously completed activities/projects; and
-Programs and/or services of organizations that benefit other cities or regions.

Applications are accepted on an annual and quarterly basis. Upcoming deadlines are:

-Fourth Quarter Application Deadline: October 15, 2016 for events that occur anytime between February 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017

-Annual (and First Quarter) Application Deadline: October 15, 2016 for events that occur anytime between May 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018

-Second Quarter Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 for events that occur anytime between August 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM (CST) on the date the application is due. If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or on a holiday, the application will be due on the following business day at 5:00 PM (CST).

Application Information:

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

Apply Online:

Denise Dillard, NTDF Program Manager
P: 816-513-3451
F: 816-513-3471

Additional Contact Information:

City of Kansas City

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