State launches $15.4 million tourism grant program
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has launched two grant programs, totaling $15.4 million, to attract, develop, and improve new and existing tourism projects.
The $10.8 million Tourism Attractions Grant program will provide funding to develop and improve attractions such as museums, recreation areas, amusement parks, and more. The application deadline is 5 p.m. December 18, and you can learn more and apply by clicking here.
The Tourism Private Sector Grant program, totaling $4.6 million, will provide funding to attract, host, or develop new events and festivals across Illinois. The application deadline is 5 p.m. December 4, and you can learn more and apply by clicking here.
Awards of up to $500,000 are available through both grants, but a one-to-one funding match is required.