Tourism Grants

Each year, the Clayton County Tourism Authority offers a grant program for tourism marketing and tourism product development. The tourism grants cycle opens in April and closes in May each year.  Applicants are required to read and comply with the grant guidelines upon applying.

Tourism Grant Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be an officially designated not-for-profit, governmental, or quasi-governmental entity.
  2. Have completed at least one year of fiscal operation as a not-for-profit organization.
  3. Must represent an ongoing, sustainable activity.
  4. Applying for funds for a non-retroactive project
  5. No qualified entity may serve as a fiscal agent for a non-qualified entity.
  6. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to execute its project without depending on the continued financial assistance from these funds. It should be the intention of the organization to be self-sustaining.
  7. Applicants must be located in Clayton County. Or, if it is a festival/event it must take place in Clayton County.
  8. Provide a sponsorship benefits package equivalent to the dollar amount of grant funds awarded. Sponsorship benefits could include, but are not limited to: event tickets, website exposure, print advertising acknowledgement, press passes, etc.

FY24 Tourism Grant Timeline for Application and Awards

April 4, 2024 Application open
May 9, 2024 FY24 Application deadline (4:00 p.m.)
July 31, 2024 Target date for notifying FY24 grant recipients
August 8, 2024 Check presentation and agreement signing at Clayton County Tourism Authority Board Meeting
January 16, 2025 FY24 Mid-point report due to the Clayton County Tourism Authority
May 8, 2025 FY24 Final Reports due to Clayton County Tourism Authority