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Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF)

Grants to Kansas City, Missouri Nonprofit Neighborhood
Organizations for Cultural and Recreational Events

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City of Kansas City, Missouri

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10/15/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Kansas City, Missouri nonprofit neighborhood organizations to enhance local neighborhoods through social, historic, cultural, recreational, ethnic, and educational activities. Projects must be carried out in conjunction with the promotion of Kansas City as a center for convention, international trade, and tourism. Activities may occur as one-time events, annual events, or series of events.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180157

Term of Contract:

1st Quarter Events may occur between May 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019.
2nd Quarter Events may occur between August 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019.
3rd Quarter Events may occur between November 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019.
4th Quarter events may occur between February 1, 2019 thru April 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Prior to applying to the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF), organizations must meet the following 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:

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

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.

Pre-Application Information:

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).

NTDF applications are now available online. Beginning July 18, 2016, the eligibility and funding applications are merged; only one application is required.

Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program applications are accepted on an annual and quarterly basis.

Annual (now combined with 1st Quarter) Application Cycle
-Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 (closed)
-For events that occur between May 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019

2nd Quarter Application Cycle
-Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
-For events that occur between August 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019

3rd Quarter Application Cycle
-Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
-For events that occur between November 1, 2018 thru April 30, 2019

4th Quarter Application Cycle
-Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
-For events that occur between February 1, 2019 thru April 30, 2019


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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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Kansas City