Marketing Matching Grant Program

The FY2018 online application is now closed. FY18 applicants will be notified by email on Wednesday, November 1st on their application status.

Check back in Spring 2018 for information on the FY19 grant application.

FY2018 Grant Program Guidelines >>

FY2018 Grant FAQs >>   

Required Excel Forms >> 

Program Overview

Marketing Matching Program
The Colorado Tourism Office’s Marketing Matching Grant Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations in the State of Colorado for the purpose of promoting 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 the entire state. These grants are competitive and are awarded annually.

FY2018 Dates
Online Application Opens: Friday, July 14, 2017
Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

Award Amount
Up to $25,000

Eligibility Snapshot
• Nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations or associations in the State of Colorado whose tourism-related activities and marketing program will benefit the entire state or region.

• Each submitting lead applicant is limited to one grant project per fiscal year. Note: Lead applicants can be a partner in a separate grant application.


For additional help using the online grant system, or any other questions, contact Elizabeth O’Rear at 303-892-3893 or elizabeth.o'[email protected].

Past Recipients

FY2018 Marketing Matching Grant recipients >>
FY2017 Marketing Matching Grant recipients >>

The Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop, a 722-mile driving route that leads visitors to 19 hot springs attractions in Colorado, was created by DMOs in Glenwood Springs, Ouray, Ridgway, Pagosa Springs, Chaffee County and Steamboat Springs — who funded the project in part with a 2016 CTO Marketing Matching Grant.