(Joplin, MO) — The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) announced today that the guidelines and application for the Fiscal Year 2022 Event and Marketing Grant funding is now available. These grants are designed to enrich the marketing reach of local events and attractions with the intention of increasing the number of guests visiting Joplin.
Grants are to be completed, along with all support documentation, and returned the JCVB no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.
Those interested in applying can acquire the eligibility requirements, guidelines, and the application by calling Patrick Tuttle at 417.625.4789. They are also available at the following locations:
- The JCVB website, www.VisitJoplinMO.com
- The JCVB office, located on the first floor of City Hall, 602 S. Main Street
Through its fiscal year budget, the JCVB allocates $120,000 for their grant programs. The JCVB Advisory Board will meet in June and July to determine how the FY22 funds will be distributed. During the board’s review, applicants will be invited to make a short presentation detailing their marketing plans/needs in support of their application. The Advisory Board forwards their recommendations to the Joplin City Council for final approval and adoption into next year’s budget.
Grant funding for event support and marketing campaigns for up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) can be submitted. Per Patrick Tuttle, JCVB Director, “The best use of these funds, by either an event or an attraction, is to expand their marketing reach into markets they may not otherwise be able to reach.” Tuttle concluded, “Whether for an event or attraction, the stronger applicants will be those who show the ability to attract visitors from more than 70 miles (one-way) outside of Joplin and generate an overnight stay or retain a visitor in the area for three hours or greater.”
Patrick Tuttle, Director
Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau