CVB Grant Program
The McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) offers grants to non-profit organizations interested in marketing an event or attraction, coordinating an event or hosting a sports tournament.
The Marketing Grant program is designed to enhance marketing efforts of tourism-oriented attractions and events. Grant recipients can receive monies to assist with up to 50 percent of the cost of marketing materials and/or advertising. Any organization requesting grant monies must be prepared to match the amount dollar for dollar. Qualifying items include paid media, newspaper or magazine ads, brochures and audio visual material. The total annual Marketing Grant pool is $15,000.
Event & Attraction Grant
The Event & Attraction Grant program is designed to assist event planners in bringing performers and tourist attractions to McPherson. Grant recipients can receive up to 50 percent of the cost of booking a performer, exhibit or the rental of a facility to stage an event that will bring visitors to town. Any organization requesting grant monies must be prepared to match the amount dollar for dollar. Qualifying items include a performer's booking fee, rental of a facility to hold an event or the fee for booking an exhibition, art show or other educational program. The total annual Event & Attraction Grant pool is $10,000.
Sport Tournament Grant
The Sport Tournament Grant program is designed to assist local organizers in planning and executing sports tournaments to attract outside teams to McPherson. Grant recipients can receive monies for up to 50 percent of the cost of sports facility rentals not to exceed $750; or $300 for a hospitality room; or $750 for officials' salaries. The total annual Sport Tournament Grant pool is $10,000.
All grant applications are due at least 90 days prior to the event. Organizations must match the grant dollars received. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Grant requests may be rejected based on lack of information, insufficient funds available or inability for applicant to meet criteria as established by the CVB board of directors.