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CVB Programs and Grants

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

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.

Green star2017 Co Op Advertising Program

Designed to enhance marketing efforts with award amounts up to $3,000 in 50% matching funds.

  • Activities with local focus: may be approved for up $1,000 in 50% matching funds, i.e., at least $2,000 must be spent to receive $1,000.
  • Activities with a regional larger focus: (Approximately 1/3 of attendees from outside Hancock County) May be approved for up to $3,000 in 50% matching funds, i.e. at least $6,000 must be spent to receive $3,000.
  • You may apply for one Co Op Advertising or one Community Connect Grant per event.
  • This application is due 60 days prior to the start of an event.

Learn more and fill out the application online

Download the Co Op Advertising Grant Application

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download the Co Op Advertising Grant Reimbursement Request


Orange Star2017 Community Connect Program

Designed for small events with award amounts up to $500.

This simplified program is designed to support marketing and advertising for events and programs with smaller budgets. Unlike other programs, it does not require matching funds. Special consideration will be given to events taking place outside of the City of Findlay.

  • You may apply for one Co Op Advertising or one Community Connect Grant per event.
  • This grant is due 30 days prior to the start of your event.

Learn more and fill out the application online

Download the Community Connect Grant Application

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download the Community Connect Grant Reimbursement Request


Blue Star2017 Tourism Growth Program

Designed to aid the successful growth of established signature events, with awards of up to 50% of the total event budget at a maximum of $5,000.  Application is for events taking place April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

The 2017 deadline has now passed.

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download Tourism Growth Program Reimbursement Request


Red star2017 Tourism Development Program

Designed to aid in the successful establishment of events in their first and second years, with awards of up to 50% of the total event budget at a maximum of $8,000.  Application is for events taking place April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

The 2017 deadline has now passed.

Fill out the Reimbursement Request Online

Download Tourism Development Program Reimbursement Request