New Events Grants
This pilot program is designed to generate economic impact and increase media awareness of the state as an event destination by securing new major events in communities throughout the state. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Eligible events must be new to Minnesota and open to the public. Applicants must demonstrate support of the local tourism organization; have available lodging capacity and agree to generate other funding (minimally two-thirds of cash expenses).
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: There are two funding categories:
Event Bid and Sponsorship Grants:
Event Operation Grants:
Note: Applications for Event Operations are due no later than 4:30 pm Central Time on the following quarterly dates: October 3, 2016 / January 5, 2017 / April 3, 2017
Email or call Lori Peterson