Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
08/10/20 5:00 PM
Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to promote local tourism opportunities. Funding is intended to attract tourists and conventions to the area. Grants may be used for capital improvements, surveys and planning costs, and special projects related to tourist-oriented attractions in Ouachita Parish. Emphasis is placed on projects that increase the number of visitors, especially those that result in overnight stays in local lodging facilities. In addition, proposals must improve the overall quality of life for the citizens of Ouachita Parish.
The mission of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau of Ouachita Parish is to attract conventions and tourist to the area. The CVB’s Board of Directors is authorized by state law to expend funds for advertisements; promotion; publications of information; marketing of fairs and festivals; construction of museums; equestrian/livestock centers and sports facilities; additions to civic and convention centers and for other economic development purposes in Ouachita Parish.
The mission of the Tourism Development Program of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau is intended to provide for the development, growth, and enhancement of tourism and conventions in Ouachita Parish, including but not limited to sports, festivals, and other special events including the arts and humanities.
Emphasis will be given to proposal requests that directly and indirectly maximize the number of visitors who come to the area, especially if overnight accommodations are needed. Proposals showing the fastest and highest return on the investment will be given the highest priority.
Requests of Tourism Development funding can be for any of the following areas:
GrantWatch ID#: 182787
There is no dollar amount restriction for the amount of funds made to one organization.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For the January 10, 2020 deadline, submit applications to:
Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau (temporary office)
212 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Alana Cooper, President/CEO
Phone: (318) 387-5691
Toll Free: (800) 843-1872
Fax: (318) 324-1752
USA: Louisiana: Ouachita Parish
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