Marketing Grant

2024-25 Tourism Marketing Grant


**Applications Due: July 26, 2024**

The marketing grant provides tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand the impact of their marketing message. The partnership is designed to increase visitation to their community and increase travel-generated revenue, while leveraging TDTD’s brand and marketing efforts/initiatives. Partnerships awarded are limited to available funds, as well as the number of requests received.

Tourism Marketing Grant FY24-25 Snapshot

  • $1,500,000 TDTD budget
  • Projects completed and paid for July 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025, are eligible. No paperwork will be accepted after May 30.
  • Organizations within counties that are designated as at-risk per the current or previous two FYs Appalachian Regional Commission guidelines are eligible for a 70/30 reimbursable grant. Organizations within counties that are designated as distressed per the current or previous two FYs Appalachian Regional Commission guidelines are eligible for an 80/20 reimbursable grant. All other qualified organizations will be eligible for the regular 50/50 reimbursable grant as offered in years past.
  • For tourism marketing only
  • Contracts will be issued
  • All State logo usage must be approved. See FAQ and Brand Guidelines. Department logo is not required on advertising.
  • Projects included in approved scope of work for this grant will not be eligible for ARPA reimbursement. No overlap between the two programs is allowed.
  • Partners will be required to submit their final report via an online form.


July 1, 2024                     Application open

July 26, 2024                   Deadline to submit application to TDTD

July 30, 2024                   Grant reviews held

August 9, 2024               TDTD to send award emails and contracts to partners

September 6, 2024        Signed copy of contract is due to TDTD by each participating organization

February 7, 2025           Update on project status submitted to TDTD             

May 30, 2025                 All reimbursement paperwork is due from the partners - This is the FINAL date to submit a request for        reimbursement. You must have all documentation including appropriate proof of payment which includes    bank statements or cleared checks, etc. All paperwork must be submitted via email.

*We encourage you to submit paperwork as projects are completed throughout the year.

September 30, 2025     Final Report due via online form submission

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