Marketing Grant Application

Spring Marketing Grant Update:

 In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty with travel, the Dodge City CVB is saddened to announce that the decision has been made to suspend the Spring Marketing Grant.  The Dodge City CVB is solely funded by the transient guest tax, a tax imposed on guests of hotels and other lodging facilities. 

At this time, we do not know what the financial impact of the pandemic may be, and therefore we must remain fiscally responsible in order to serve our tourism industry in the months to come.

The CVB Marketing Grant was formed in 2014, to work in tandem with the other locally offered grants through Festivals, Mariah Funds, and Why Not Dodge, with the goal of the funding projects for attractions, venues, or those who hold events or promote activities in Ford County that will attract overnight guests to the community.

The mission of the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to promote Dodge City and the area’s resources and assets to bring prospective tourists and convention and travel business to Dodge City. As part of our mission, the Convention and Visitors Bureau aids our attractions and event coordinators in their efforts of getting the word out to prospective visitors to our community and supports the efforts of bringing overnight travel to Dodge City.

 For more information concerning the suspension of the spring grant cycle, please contact Megan Welsh, Manager of the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 620-225-8191.

The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau Announces a Locally Funded Marketing Grant

The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the availability of the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Grant. This grant is available to attractions, venues or anyone who holds an event in Ford County that will attract overnight guests to the community for marketing projects. The grant will be awarded prior to the completion of the project, with a requirement of proof of completion. The grant can cover 80% of the marketing cost, up to $2,000.00 per project.

Marketing Grant Applications Flyer

Grant deadlines are April 30th and October 31, each year. All applicants are required to use the “Get the Heck into Dodge” logo, or otherwise recognize the source of the funding in the marketing project. The grant will be approved by a special Grant Awards Selection Meeting.

Marketing Grant Press Release 

Grant Guidelines & Application Form

Marketing Grant Results Report