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Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits to Promote Events
that Attract Tourists to Jefferson County

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Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCVB)

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Grants to Kentucky nonprofits to market events that will attract tourists to the City of Louisville and Jefferson County. Funding may be used to support studies, events, festivals, or media assistance. The project must attract out of town visitors and support overnight stays in hotels.

Grant monies are to be used for start-up funds for projects less than three years old in Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky, unless the existing project changes in some significant way or wants to try new advertising/promotion activities to reach a new market, thus attracting overnight stays.

The funds are to be strictly used for out of market advertising and promotions which would be 50 miles or greater from Louisville/Jefferson County. Projects with a proven track record in other markets will be given strong consideration and are strongly encouraged to bring their event to Louisville/Jefferson County.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181403

Term of Contract:

The Community Investment Committee (CIC) will not review or approve any multi-year funding requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You must be a non-profit organization to apply for a LCVB Community Investment Grant.

Tourism grant funds shall not be used to pay for salaries, awards, prizes, or gifts.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed according to the following schedule:

Grant submission deadline: 1/16/2018
Final approval: 3/27/2018
Grant funds distributed: 4/15/2018

Grant submission deadline: 7/17/2018
Final approval: 9/15/2018
Grant funds distributed: 10/16/2018

Applicants may be asked to appear before and present in greater detail regarding their application to the LCVB Community Investment Committee at the discretion of the CIC.

In addition, the grant applicant must agree to an economic impact survey conducted by the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau (if the Bureau so desires) as part of the terms of receiving funds from the LCVB Community Investment Committee. The Bureau will be responsible for staffing and funding the Economic Impact survey.

Once a grant has been approved, notification will be made. A check for the approved portion (50%-80%) of the grant amount will be cut and mailed to the organization one week prior to the date the funds were requested. The remaining portion of the granted funds will be mailed upon receipt of the final report from the organization.

Contact Information:

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

Submit grant requests to:

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau,
Attention Community Investment Committee
401 West Main Street, Suite 2300
Louisville, KY 40202

Melissa Sparks, CIC Grant Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky: Louisville/Jefferson County