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Tourism Attraction Feasibility Study Grant

This tourism feasibility study grant program is designed to assist incorporated cities and counties in Arkansas with feasibility studies pertaining to tourism attraction projects. A tourism feasibility study is research conducted for the purpose of determining the possibility and potentiality of a specific tourism attraction within the city or county boundaries.

Only incorporated cities and counties in Arkansas are eligible for the one-to-one matching feasibility study grants. Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 in reimbursable matching funds. If funded, the feasibility study grants will be awarded in three cycles with the deadlines for applications on the last Friday in July, the last Friday in September, and the last Friday in November.

For additional information on the tourism feasibility study grants, call Arkansas Tourism at 501-682-1676.

Tourism Attraction Feasibility Study Grant Overview and Application (PDF)

Festival Advertising Grant

It is the intent of this grant program to supplement the advertising of festivals run by small cities or communities that have minimal advertising funds. Incorporated Arkansas cities with a population of less than 10,500, as established by the most recent census, or unincorporated communities are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, the festival must be open to the public, have no charge for admission, and must be a recurring annual event in existence for at least one year prior to applying for the grant. Grants will be awarded in increments of $50, with a minimum of $500 and maximum of $2,000. Grant recipients will be reimbursed for 2/3 of the advertising expenses up to, but not to exceed, the grant amount. Payment will be made after the grant recipient has provided all required documentation to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 

For additional information on the festival advertising grants, call Arkansas Tourism at 501-682-7777.

Email your completed applications to [email protected].

Festival Advertising Grant Overview and Application (PDF)