Grant Opportunities

MTMPP Enterprise Marketing Grant Program (US)

MTMPP Enterprise Marketing Grant Program (US)

Deadline: 25-May-22

The Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP)’s Enterprise Marketing Grant Program is now open to support marketing efforts that help move organizations toward sustainable growth that contributes to the overall advancement of the tourism economy in Maine.

MTMPP was created to assist with the implementation of marketing programs designed to stimulate and expand Maine’s travel and tourism economy by coordinating the promotional efforts of the private sector with those of the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) and its corresponding Regional Destination Marketing Organization (RDMO). Qualifying organizations must be a Maine non-profit, municipality or tribal government.

Grant supports tourism marketing initiatives that will increase visitation to the applying destination.

Funding Information
Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grant Applications are accepted for a minimum amount of $2,500 and a maximum amount of $10,000.

Eligible Projects
Paid Advertising– Print, Broadcast, Digital, Out-of-Home, Paid Social Media
Public & Media Relations – Familiarization Tours, Media Events, Online Press Room, Content Development, Organic Social Media
Existing Website Upgrades – Mobilization, Content, Search Engine Optimization
Asset Development – Photography/Video Acquisition
Fulfillment – Brochures, Guides, Maps & Distribution
Domestic & Canadian Leisure Travel & Trade Shows– Registration, Operation, Exhibit Redesign
Ineligible Projects
Administration costs including overhead
New organizational websites, hosting
Fundraising (raffles, giveaways, contests)
Performance, exhibition, lecture fees
Promotional products – tents, banners, t-shirts, costumes, stickers, etc.
Capital equipment, including rental equipment such as fencing, tents, stages, etc.
Professional development, conferences & training
Eligibility Criteria
Organizations must create an online account 14 days prior to the grant deadline. If you have previously registered for an account, you must log-in to update your account 14-days prior.
Organizations must be a Maine municipality, tribal government, Maine-based 501C3 or C6 or L3C.
Organizations previously awarded MTMPP grant funding may not apply for a period of 12 months after the completion of their previous MTMPP Final Grant Report. Repeat applicants must demonstrate a progressive marketing program that expands and/or builds upon strategic initiatives or targets new and emerging markets.
Projects must be tourism focused by attracting visitors residing fifty miles or more from the destination.
Events applying for this grant may not occur within 90 days of the grant contract start date (July 1, 2022).
Organizations must be in good standing as of application deadline with the Secretary of State (not applicable for municipalities).
A previous unsatisfactory grant history, for any reason, could immediately disqualify a grant application.
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