Return to Industry Partners

Iowa Tourism Grant Program

The purpose of the Iowa Tourism Grant Program is to promote tourism in Iowa by funding tourism-related marketing initiatives and meetings, events and professional development efforts that benefit both local economies around the state and the state's economy.

Eligibility
Applicants must be a tourism-related entity based in Iowa, including a nonprofit or for-profit organization, city, county, or regional goverment or planning organization.

Funding
ITG awards range from $500 to $5,000 and require a 25% cash match.

Eligible Expenses
Expenses must directly relate to the implementation of a tourism-related marketing, event, or professional development project and be incurred during the fiscal year in which funding is being requested.

PLEASE READ THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES THAT GOVERN THE PROGRAM TO LEARN MORE

 


FY2016 Grant Cycle
  • June 1: Application available at www.iowagrants.gov
  • July 13: Applications due by 4:30 p.m.
  • July 22 - August 12: Review Committee reviews and scores applications
  • August 14: Review Committee meets to determine successful grantees
  • August 21: Grantees announced
IowaGrants.gov Webinar Trainings If you are interested in joining the Review Committee to review and score ITG applications, please contact Nicole Shalla. Reviewers will not review applications in the category in which they submitted applications. Where possible, reviewers will not review applications from his/her own county.


Logo Usage

Recipients of Iowa Tourism Grants must use the Travel Iowa language and logos to credit the Iowa Tourism Office for their cooperative efforts.


Previous Grantees

FY2015 ITG Grantees
FY2014 ITG Grantees

 

More Information:
Contact: Nicole Shalla, Grants Manager, Iowa Tourism Office
nicole.shalla@iowa.gov, 515.725.3043