The marketing grant provides tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand their marketing message. The partnership is designed to increase visitation to their community and increase travel-generated revenue, while leveraging TDTD’s brand “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” through marketing initiatives. Partnerships awarded are limited to available funds, as well as the number of requests received.
The marketing grant for FY20-21 is now open
**Applications Due: November 17, 2020**
2020 - 2021 Tourism Marketing Grant Snapshot:
• $1M TDTD budget
• 1:1 Reimbursable Grant
• For tourism marketing only
• Contracts will be issued
• Consistency with TDTD’s campaign messages “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” *All State logo usage must be approved. See FAQ and Brand Guidelines.
• *NEW TIMELINE* Projects completed and paid for Dec. 31, 2020 – June 1, 2021 are eligible.
2020 – 2021 TOURISM MARKETING GRANT TIMELINE
Oct. 20, 2020 Application open
Nov. 17, 2020 Deadline to submit application to TDTD
Nov. 19, 2020 Grant Reviews held
Nov. 25, 2020 TDTD to send award emails and contracts to partners
Dec. 16, 2020 Signed copy of contract is due to TDTD by each participating
Dec. 31, 2020 Projects may begin
Mar. 2, 2021 Update on project status submitted to TDTD (No scope changes after this date)
Jun. 1, 2021 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 proof of purchase which includes bank statements or cancelled checks, etc.
*We encourage you to submit paperwork as projects are completed throughout the year.
Aug. 30, 2021 Final Report Due
For grant questions, contact: