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The purpose of the City of Litchfield Cooperative Tourism Grant Program is to assist groups, organizations, and non-profits by providing matching grants to help fund promotional projects that attract visitors from beyond a 50-mile radius and increase the economic impact of tourism in the City of Litchfield, Illinois.
The intent of the Tourism Marketing Grant Program is to provide matching grants to help fund promotional projects that:
The maximum grant amount for any one Grantee in a fiscal year will be $1,000. These grants will be awarded to organizations and others engaged in the promotion of a tourist-related special event or attraction. Grant approval is contingent on a recommendation by the Tourism Advisory Committee and approval by the Litchfield City Council.
III. Application Procedures
Any group or organization defined as a not-for-profit may apply for a tourism grant according to the following guidelines:
IV. Funding Limitation/Percentage of Grant Awards
Eligible projects will be evaluated and funded according to the following percentages:
V. Application Deadlines
Applications under this program are accepted twice a year with the deadlines of: January 31 and June 30 of each year. The maximum amount of the award each year is $1,000. The application will be presented to the Tourism Advisory Committee and a recommendation will be presented to Litchfield City Council for final approval. Applicants will be notified by the Litchfield Tourism Coordinator within 60 days of review of the approval or denial of their request.
Applicants must adhere to the guidelines above and the grant procedures as follows:
VI. Disbursement of Grant Funds
Grant funding will be reimbursed to the grantee upon receipt by the City of Litchfield Tourism Coordinator the following:
Applications should be mailed to:
City of Litchfield, Tourism Coordinator 120 East Ryder Street Litchfield, IL 62056
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