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Marketing Matching Grant Program

The FY2019 Marketing Matching Grant online application window has closed.  Information on the FY2020 grant cycle will be available in late spring/early summer 2019.


FY2019 Grant Program Guidelines

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Required Excel Forms

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Marketing Matching Grant Timeline >>

Marketing Matching Grant Matching Funds Worksheet >>

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.

New this year, the Colorado Tourism Office will provide small and large competitive grants.

FY2019 Dates
Online Application Opens: Monday, July 2, 2018
Deadline: Wednesday, August, 15, 2018

Small Competitive Grants Status Notification: September 14, 2018
Large Competitive Grants Status Notification: October 5, 2018

Award Amount
Small Competitive Grants: Up to $10,000
Large Competitive Grants: Up to $25,000

Cash Match: 
Small Competitive Grants: 25%
Large Competitive Grants: 1:1

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 [email protected].

Past Recipients

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