Travel and Tourism

The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Travel and Tourism with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.


Attraction Development Grants

Reimbursement grant program designed to provide assistance in the development of new tourism attractions or the enhancement of existing attractions within the State of Kansas. Eligible applicants include communities, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. Applicants must provide 60% of the cost of the project.

Deadline: Check website for details.
Organization: Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce

Barn Adaptation And Restoration Needs (BARN) Grant

This grant program is designed to support and expand agritourism businesses across Kansas through converting underutilized or vacant historic barns into new venues. Barns can be owned by Kansas residents, for-profit business, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies (cities, counties, townships, federally recognized Indian Tribes), Indian tribe or a consortium of Indian tribes, or institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education. Check the program website for additional eligibility criteria. BARN is a 50/50 grant.

Deadline: Check website for details.
Organization: Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce

Community Promotion Grant

This program is available for Communities of Action and Excellence in the Kansas Community Empowerment program (formerly Kansas PRIDE Program). The program funds $1,000 $1:1 matching grants for promotion of communities. Project examples include welcome or directional signage, website, social media campaigns or community apps, video, radio/newspaper ads, promotional materials, and ads in travel/tourism magazines.

Deadline: Twice annually; May and September
Organization: Kansas Community Empowerment program (formerly Kansas PRIDE Program)

Tourism Marketing Grant Program

Program that assists organizations in innovative, dedicated advertising and marketing. Eligible activities include items such as: Media Placement, Graphic Design and/or Printing of Promotional Materials, Trade Shows, Website Design or Enhancement, Digital Marketing, Market Research, Brochure and Guide Distribution, Marketing for Destination Dining, Shopping and Lodging, Signage, Billboards, Public Relation & Media Activities, Direct Mail Marketing, Video and Photography, and Community Travel Information Centers.

Deadline: Check website for details.
Organization: Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce