MISSOULA — Montana communities, organizations and tribal governments sponsoring or planning community-based tourism festivals and events are invited to apply for $200,000 in state grant funds available from the Montana Office of Tourism’s Special Events Grant Program. The application deadline is Sept. 13.
Any Montana event is eligible to apply and the funds must be used to advertise and promote the event to target markets outside a 100-mile radius of the event site. Grants will be awarded based on a three-tier approach that ranks communities according to population. The grants are designed to be matching funds for nonprofit organizations involved in developing new annual events, as well as enhancing existing community-based tourism festivals and events.
For more information or to request an application, contact Carol Crockett at the Office of Tourism at (406) 841-2796 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SEGP application materials can be downloaded at travelmontana.mt.gov/forms.