Event planning is a tough job and getting funding for events is the hardest part; so let us help you out! In 2016, over $125,000 was awarded by the CVB to support community events including sports tournaments and races, agricultural programs, festivals, conferences, cultural and heritage programming and performing arts shows. Beyond grant dollars, the CVB has many resources available for those planning events, working on travel & tourism-related projects, and community members as well.
2017 Grant Program
The Community Connect Program
No matching funds necessary, up to $500. Special consideration will be given to events taking place outside of the City of Findlay. Funds must be used for marketing and advertising costs, and applications are due 30 days before the date of the event. Online Application or Printable Application
The Co Op Advertising Program
Our most popular grant, this program is a 50% matching grant, events with a local focus up to $1,000, events with a regional focus may apply for up to $3,000. Funds must be used for advertising and promotion costs, and applications are due 60 days before the date of the event. Online Application or Printable Application
The Tourism Development Program
A 50% matching grant, up to $8,000. Eligible events must be in the first few years of existence and funds cover the total event budget. Applications for events occurring from April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. Applications are due February 6. 2017. Online Application or Printable Application
The Tourism Growth Program
A 50% matching grant, up to $5,000. Eligible events must be already established, with concrete plans for significant growth, funds may be used for the total expenses used for the event enhancement. Applications for events occurring from April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 are due February 6, 2017. Online Application or Printable Application
To learn more about these grants and other event planning resources please go to VisitFindlay.com or contact the CVB by calling 419-422-3315. Also, please make sure you add your events to our event calendar for additional exposure. You can view our event calendar here.