Tourism Event Grant Applications Now Open

The Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission through the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (NACVB) is now accepting tourism event marketing grant applications.

The purpose of this program is to engage in visitor promotions which assist local organizations and special projects in Natchitoches Parish through event or festival advertisement located outside of Natchitoches Parish and to increase attendance and community participation in events. Priority is given to promotions that enhance the visitor experience and overnight stays.

Local nonprofits are invited to apply for grant funds to assist their advertisement efforts for events or special projects held prior to December 31, 2022. Applicants may submit only one application per event each year. Fundable amounts will be determined by the grant review committee based on set criteria directly aligned with the organization’s mission. Grant awards will range from $500 – $10,000. The demonstration of overnight hotel stays strengthens an application.

Applications are due by Friday March 18, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. Applications received after this time will not be accepted unless postmarked on or before March 18, 2022.

The NACVB provides ongoing leadership in initiating and coordinating the worldwide marketing of Natchitoches Parish. It works to enhance tourism through visitor promotions and to increase attendance and participation in events.

“The NACVB’s Advertising Marketing Grant is a great tool that develops and strengthens local partnerships which also have a passion to enhance and develop the economic fabric of Natchitoches Parish through tourism,” said Arlene Gould, NACVB Executive Director.

The grant application is available online at . Contact Kelli West at 318-352-8072 with questions about the grant or application.