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CVB Programs and Grants

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers several programs to assist local organizations with funding for events.

If you would like to create an account and save your application online, please click here to receive sign-up information.

Below is a brief description of each program.   Please click on each program’s individual page to submit a form online or download the form following each description and mail the completed information to our office.

Prior to applying to the grant program, please make sure you add your event to our event calendar by filling out this form.  As part of the requirements for the grant program, you must use the VisitFindlay logo on your marketing pieces, you can download the VisitFindlay logo here.

Co-Op Advertising Program

Designed to enhance marketing efforts with award amounts up to $1,000 in 50% matching funds.  Events being held virtually are eligible for up to $250 with a 50% match.  You may apply for one Co Op Advertising grant per event.  Reimbursements are due 60 days after the competition of your event.

This application is due 60 days prior to the event.  No awards will be granted prior to the 60 day deadline.  Download the Application Fine Print Here.

Fill out the Co-Op Advertising Application Online

Download the Co-Op Advertising Application

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download the Co Op Advertising Grant Reimbursement Request


Tournament Builder Program

Support non-profit organizers in establishing tournaments and competitions that will build awareness of the Findlay area and show a growth pattern that benefits the community. Must show a track record of overnight stays. 50% of total tournament budget, up to $1,500. No limit on number of applications per organization.  Reimbursement Requests due 60 days after the conclusion of the event.

This application is due 60 days prior to the event.  No awards will be granted prior to the 60 day deadline.   Download the Application Fine Print here.

Fill out the Tournament Builder Application Online

Download the Tournament Builder Program Application

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download the Tournament Builder Program Reimbursement Request


Community Connect Program

This program will not take place in 2021, see updates here.

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download the Community Connect Grant Reimbursement Request


Tourism Growth Program

This program will not take place in 2021, see updates here.

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download Tourism Growth Program Reimbursement Request


Tourism Development Program

This program will not take place in 2021, see updates here.

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download Tourism Development Program Reimbursement Request