North Dakota Tourism Grants

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 Tourism Development Manager Dean Ihla at 328-3505 or


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 available by August 1, 2016, and due prior to April 14, 2017.


Additional Information 


2017 Marketing Grant Guidelines
2017 Marketing Grant Application

2017 Event Matched Grant Guidelines
2017 Event Matched Grant Application