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Now Accepting Applications for Visit Indiana’s Destination Development Grant Program

INDIANAPOLIS (September 1, 2017) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced today that the application period for its Destination Development Grant program is now open.

"As destinations come to embrace tourism and its virtues more and more, they need resources to build new amenities and bolster existing ones,” said Mark Newman, IOTD Executive Director. "The beauty of this Destination Development Grant program is that the big ideas it seeks typically benefit both the visitors and residents alike.”

Cities, towns, counties, and nonprofit entities located in Indiana that are involved with tourism promotion and development are eligible to apply for the grant. Projects should target the development of tourism amenities, attractions, and facilities that enhance the visitor experience and foster connectivity within the specific destination or geographic area.

Grant requests of between $50,000 and $250,000 will be considered through this competitive application process. Entities that have previously received a Destination Development Grant may not apply for additional Destination Development funds for a two-year period from the date of their last award.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Finalists will be announced on February 1, 2018. An announcement of the award recipients will be made on March 3, 2018.

Visit Indiana’s Destination Development Grant program timeline, guidelines and application can be found here.


About Indiana Office of Tourism Development
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Mark Newman serves as the agency's executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is directly responsible for 155,200 jobs, generates over $1.4 billion in tax receipts and contributes $11.5 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses. For more information: