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Planning an event is hard!  So let us help!  The CVB offers grant dollars for advertising, marketing, and to help an event grow or start up.  Learn more here!  •  VisitFindlay.comEvent planning is a tough job and getting funding for events is the hardest part; so let us help you out!  In 2015, nearly $100,000 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.  From welcome bags to itineraries, feel free to let us know how we can assist you.

2016 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

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 year one or two of existence. Applications for events occurring at any date in the calendar year are due Monday, March 7, 2016.  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. Applications for events occurring at any date in the calendar year are due Monday, March 7, 2016.  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.