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Marketing Matching Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the CTO's Marketing Matching Grant program. The application window for FY20 Marketing Matching Grants has closed. See below for FY20 grant notifcation dates.

Note: FY21 grants applications will open in summer 2020.

FY20 Grant Program Opportunities Webinar Deck

 

Grant Program Guidelines

Small Marketing Matching Grants >> 

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Marketing Matching Grant Application Questions

Small Marketing Matching Grant Application Questions

 

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.

 

Grant Portal Instructions >> 

 

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 with the exception of those applying as the lead applicant on behalf of a Colorado travel region. Lead applicants submitting in the Colorado Travel Region category may also apply in an additional category. Note: Lead applicants can be a partner in a separate grant application.

 

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 >>


Questions? 
Please contact Elizabeth O'Rear, Senior Manager of Grant Programs, [email protected]

 

Past Recipients

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