Marketing Matching Grant Program

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 FY 2017 Marketing Matching Grant online application now open! 

Application Deadline: October 14, 2016, 4:00pm 

Marketing Matching Grant Webinar: August 31, 2016 at 1pm Click here to register >>

A Marketing Matching Grant FAQ Session will also be held at the Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference, September 14–16, 2016 in Breckenridge. 


Marketing Matching Program – FY2017
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.

The Colorado Tourism Office will award grants up to $25,000 this year. Funds will be awarded to organizations whose objective is to promote the state or the defined region. For every $1 the organization allocates to the program, the Colorado Tourism Office will provide $1 in matching funds. Up to 20% of the match may be in-kind, which may include services such as staff time or donated services or materials relevant to the grant project. The deadline for grant requests is Friday, October 14, 2016.

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

All support materials will be uploaded into the online system. No hard copies of the application or support materials will be accepted. You will be required to download three Excel forms (Grant Project Timeline, Budget Worksheet, and Matching Cash Fund Sources) for your financial information and then submit the form online as a part of your support materials.

To apply for a grant, you will need a user account on our online system. Log in or register as a new grant applicant >>

Click here for a brief description of the FY 2016 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.