North Dakota Tourism Grants

Expansion Grants

Tourism Expansion Grants are matching grants requiring the sponsor to provide $1 for every $1 of grant money being requested. The total amount of grant dollars awarded for this program is $100,000 with individual grant amounts ranging from $5,000 to $24,000.  Funds may be used to build or expand tourism and recreation attractions.  The attraction must have the ability to attract a visitor 50 miles one-way and retain a visitor for at least three hours. 

Applications for the next round of Expansion Grants will be due prior to April 15, 2016.

2016-17 Tourism Expansion Grant Guidelines
2016-17 Tourism Expansion Grant Application


Marketing and Event Grants

The Marketing Grant Program has funds available for individual businesses, communities and tourism marketing organizations wanting to promote North Dakota tourism-related programs or projects for the 2016 season.

The Events Grant Program has funds available for communities, and event promoters wanting to regionally promote their 2017 tourism-related event. 

Applications for 2017 are due by Friday September 2, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Dean Ihla, Tourism Development Manager, at 328-3505 or


Additional Information 


2017 Marketing Grant Guidelines
2017 Marketing Grant Application

2017 Event Matched Grant Guidelines
2017 Event Matched Grant Application