Colorado Tourism Office Accepting Marketing Matching Grant Program Applications

This year's funding increased by over $100,000
DENVER - Fri., July 15, 2016 - The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is now accepting applications for its Marketing Matching Grant Program, which has increased its grants awards by $100,000. The annual competitive grant program offers financial assistance to Colorado's tourism industry for enhancing marketing efforts to visitors. All applications for grant requests must be submitted online by 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2016.

The program will award up to $600,000 in grants, an increase from the $500,000 awarded last year. Grants up to $25,000 each will be awarded, and for every $1 the awarded organization allocates to the program, the CTO will provide $1 in matching funds. Up to 20 percent of the match may include services such as staff time or donated services or materials relevant to the grant project. Funds will be awarded to multiple organizations in both the regional/partnership and statewide categories.

The CTO Marketing Matching Grant Program provides funding to Colorado not-for-profit organizations for promotion of the state or a region as a tourism destination. Travel regions throughout the state are eligible for these grant dollars, as well as statewide associations, organizations and other nonprofit entities that engage in promoting travel throughout Colorado.

For more information regarding the grant program and instructions on how to apply, please click here. For additional help using the online grant system, or any other questions, contact Elizabeth O'Rear at 303-892-3893 or elizabeth.o'

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