Marketing Grant

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:

Andi.Grindley@tn.gov    
615-741-7994