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La. Office of Tourism opens application period for tourism grants

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 10:43:11-05

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) announced the application period is now open for two tourism grant programs for FY20.

The programs include the Competitive Grant Program (CGP) and the Cooperative Marketing Program (CMP). The Competitive Grant Program awards grants of up to $10,000 to help fund marketing initiatives for tourism events held throughout Louisiana from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The Cooperative Marketing Program offers grants up to $20,000 to help support Louisiana-based convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), tourist commissions, and other eligible organizations in the marketing and promotion of Louisiana tourism in their area.

“These tourism grants allow us to promote the entire state and offers our partners an important extra push that can make a difference in a successful tourism event or campaign,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “For every dollar we invest in promoting the state we see a return on that investment of $38. With more than 400 fairs and festivals around the state and countless attractions, I’m proud that the Louisiana Office of Tourism can continue to help our CVBs promote their areas.”

Applications for both grant opportunities must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 24, 2019.