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Promote Tourism in Eligible Areas

Special Event Marketing Grant Program

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Lauderdale County Tourism (LCT) Bureau

Deadline Date:

07/01/22 3:00 PM Delivered or Postmarked by date


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Grants to Mississippi organizations in eligible locations to promote tourism. The purpose of this program is to market special events, cultural programs, festivals, and attractions that will attract visitors to lodge overnight in local hotels. Grant funds may be used for marketing purposes only. Funding is intended to attract tourists to Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County Tourism allocates funds from its annual budget for a Special Event Marketing Grant Program for groups and organizations that coordinate events in Lauderdale County with a demonstrated history of/or significant potential for attracting visitors to Lauderdale County and usage of Lauderdale County hotel rooms.

The goal of this program is to help fund the promotion of attractions, special events and festivals that attract visitors to Lauderdale County to overnight in local hotels.

The Lauderdale County Tourism Grant Committee will consider applications according to the following criteria:

  • Commitment to Tourism in Lauderdale County
  • Regional promotion
  • Soundness of proposed project
  • Stability and management capacity
  • Quality and uniqueness of proposed project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172251

Term of Contract:

The event must be held between the dates of October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization with significant city ties that is established primarily to produce attractions, cultural programs, festivals, or special events, that utilizes private sector community financial support and volunteers in addition to any paid staff they may have to carry out the objectives of the organization.

While the program is not limited to non-profits, no money will be granted for the direct profit of the applicant organization.

The money may not be used for event production expenses such as fencing, staging, entertainment, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be postmarked by July 1, 2022 or delivered that day by 3pm.

Applicants will be notified by August 16, 2022 of having been awarded a grant.

Organizations are required to pledge a 50% match of funds for funding to be considered.

Should the recipient have any questions, they are encouraged to meet with the Director of Tourism no later than two weeks prior to submitting application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications for funding should be sent in the form of a letter to:
Lauderdale County Tourism
Grant Program
2000 Front St., Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

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USA: Mississippi: Lauderdale County

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