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Marketing Matching Grant Program

FY2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) 




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Program Overview

Marketing Matching Program 
The Colorado Tourism Office’s Marketing Matching Grant Program provides funding to notprofit organizations, municipalities or counties in the State of Colorado for the purpose of promoting the state or a region as a tourism destination and is intended to increase overnight stays and visitation beyond 50 miles. 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 offer two Marketing Matching Grant options: Small Marketing Matching Grants and Marketing Matching Grants.


FY2020 Dates

Online Application Opens: Monday, July 1, 2019 at 1:00pm
Application Deadline: Friday, August, 16, 2019 at 4:00pm

Small Marketing Matching Grants Status Notification: Friday, September 13, 2019
Marketing Matching Grants Status Notification: Friday, October 4, 2019

Award Amount
Small Marketing Matching Grants: Up to $10,000
Marketing Matching Grants: Up to $25,000

Cash Match: 
Small Marketing Matching Grants: 1:4
Marketing Matching Grants: 1:1

Eligibility Snapshot
• Nonprofit organizations, municipalities or counties 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.


FY2020  Grant Program Guidelines

Small Marketing Matching Grants >> 

Marketing Matching Grants >>


Small Marketing Matching Grant Financial Worksheet >> (will automatically save to your desktop)

Marketing Matching Grant Financial Worksheet >> (will automatically save to your desktop)

Marketing Matching Grant Timeline >> (will automatically save to your desktop)

FY2020 Grant FAQs >>


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

FY2019  Marketing Matching Grant recipients >>
FY2018 Marketing Matching Grant recipients >>
FY2017 Marketing Matching Grant recipients >>