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  • Nebraska Tourism opens marketing grant cycle

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (October 18, 2019) – The Nebraska Tourism Commission’s application cycle is now open for both the Tourism Marketing Grant Program and Community Impact Grant Program. The programs offer funding opportunities to organizations to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers.

    "The goal of the grant program is to help make it as affordable as possible for applicants to create and participate in innovative marketing efforts to benefit their local communities,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director. “We’ve had great success this past year from focusing on out-of-state markets and we want communities throughout the state to be able to leverage that same success."

    The Tourism Marketing Grant Program encourages applicants to get involved in developing professional photography content to market their destination, attend the U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations, advertise in the Nebraska Travel Guide and on VisitNebraska.com, take part in marketing efforts through the Commission's social media programs and more.

    Through the Community Impact Grant program, large-scale events can apply for marketing assistance to attract out-of-state visitors in an effort to generate favorable national or international press coverage for the state.
    The grant cycle is open until December 13, 2019. Grant recipients will be announced February 3, 2020. Click here to view grant guidelines: https://visitnebraska.com/media/industry/category/grants.

    Press: Erin Lenz at 402-471-3797, or erin.lenz@nebraska.gov
    Grant Coordinator: Heather Hogue at 402-471-3774, or heather.hogue@nebraska.gov

    For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
    The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com

    Jordan Rishel, Executive Director
    (402) 533-4455