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Regional Sports Authority District Grants

The purpose of the Regional Sports Authority District (RSAD) program is to promote tourism in Iowa by funding projects that relate to the active promotion of nonprofessional sporting events in the state.

Applicants must be a Convention & Visitors Bureau. A seven-member board must govern the proposed RSAD. The board must have at least one city council member of a city located within the proposed district.

RSAD awards are $50,000 and require a 50% cash match. Up to 10 districts can be certified per grant cycle.

Please read the administrative rules that govern the program to learn more.

FY2016 RSAD Cycle

Applications and Awards
  • June 1: Application available at
  • July 1: Applications due by 4:30 p.m.
  • July 9 - July 24: Review Committee reviews and scores applications.
  • July 31: Grantees announced

FY2015 RSAD Grantees
  • Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Cedar Valley Sports Commission
  • Cedar Rapids Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Mason City, Inc
  • Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dubuque Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • City of Sioux City

More Information

Contact: Nicole Shalla, Grants Manager, Iowa Tourism Office, 515.725.3043