The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced the return of the funding for the CVB’s Marketing Grant.
This grant is intended for marketing purposes, and available to attractions, venues, or those who hold events or promote activities in Ford County that attract overnight guests to the community.
Funding will be awarded before the completion of the project and once completed, proof of project completion and results report will be required.
The grant can cover 80% of the marketing cost, up to $1,000.00 per project. There will be $5,000 available to be awarded this round.
The grant deadline is April 30.
Formed in February 2014 this grant, the CVB Marketing Grant is designed to work in tandem with other locally offered grants through Festivals, Mariah Fund and Why Not Dodge Organizational Funding.
Over the past five years, the CVB has awarded over $91,000.00 in grants and those aided by this funding estimate the economic impact to the community is over 65 million dollars, using industry standard calculations.
Past grant recipients include: Boot Hill Museum, Ford County Fair, Dodge City Community College, Winter Expo, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame, Dodge City Roundup, Central Station, Horse Thief the Festival, Ford County Historical Society, among others.
The CVB’s mission is to promote the Dodge City area’s resources and assets to bring prospective tourists, conventions and travel business to Dodge City.
As part of the CVB’s mission, they help their attractions and event coordinators in their efforts to promoting to prospective visitors and supports the efforts of bringing overnight travel to Dodge City.
The goal of funding these projects is to attract visitors to the community, which those grants do by raising awareness of activities, as well as increasing attendance to events and attractions.
All applicants are required to use the new “Dodge City” logo, or otherwise recognize the
source of the funding in the marketing project, where then a committee of Dodge City citizens will approve the funding.
A copy of the grant application can be accessed, completed and submitted online at www.visitdodgecity.org under the “Media & More” tab.
For more information concerning the grant and the April 30 deadline, contact Megan Welsh, Manager of the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 620-225-8191.