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Marketing Grant

Grants to Ford County, Kansas Attractions and
Venues to Market Projects that Attract Tourists

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Deadline Date:

10/31/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Ford County, Kansas attractions, venues, and others holding an event for marketing assistance to promote and advertise tourism events in Dodge City. Funding is intended to encourage overnight visitors to the community and increase travel and tourism while enhancing the local economy.

Special consideration will be given to those projects that use local printing partners and/or local production companies. The Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages doing business locally whenever possible, while retaining the concept of marketing to the visitor who will be spending the night.

The mission of the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau is to bring convention and travel business into Dodge City by promoting Dodge City and area resources and assets to meeting planners, group tour operators, travel writers, and prospective tourists.

Fundable Activities:
- Graphic Design and/or Printing of Promotional Materials
- Advertisements that market to the visitors who is spending the night in Dodge City
- Brochure and Guide Distribution
- Hats, shirts, banners, flags, and other promotional items will be considered if they are part of the marketing plan for distribution outside of the community, and/or as a part of advertising for an event or attraction prior to the event.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179809

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant can cover up to $2,000 per project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-This grant is available to attractions, venues, or anyone who holds an event in Ford County that will attract overnight guests to the community
-Organizations must be within Dodge City or Ford County, or the proposed event must be held in Dodge City or Ford County.
-The applicant organization must be in good standing in Dodge City CVB programs such as Dodge City Visitor Guide listings, web page listings, calendar of events, and so on.

Not funded:
- Marketing of local community events that promotes mostly to local citizens and is attended predominantly by local citizens
- Association memberships
- Salaries and wages
- Entertainment and honorariums
- Items for re-sale
- In-house postage and material inventory
- Program booklets, stationery, and membership solicitation literature

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Deadlines are April 30th and October 31, each year.

The Grant is a two part application process. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Grant awards will be announced as they are gifted.

The grant can cover 80% of the marketing cost. Only one grant application shall be accepted for a multiple-community project. Yearly, $20,000 will be awarded, with $10,000 being awarded twice a year. An organization shall not receive more than $2,000 in a single calendar year, per project.

To view grant guidelines, visit the application form link below.

Contact Information:

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

Application form: http://www.visitdodgecity.org/FormCenter/Forms-2/Marketing-Grant-35

Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to:
Colleen Hastings, Assistant Director
Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau
400 West Wyatt Earp
Dodge City, Kansas, 67801
(620) 225-8186
colleenh@dodgecity.org

Visitors Center
400 W. Wyatt Earp Boulevard
P.O. Box 1474
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: 800-OLD-WEST (653-9378)
Fax: 620-225-8268

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Ford County, Dodge City