Mason City, Iowa is accepting applications for tourism marketing grants. The purpose of the Visit Mason City Tourism Marketing Grant is to assist in marketing projects for events, tournaments, conventions, activities, and facilities that drive tourism activity to Mason City and the North Iowa region.
Eligible marketing project expenses include design, production, and placement costs for brochures, fliers, posters, direct mail pieces, registration materials, videos, websites, print ads, radio ads, television ads, and off site signage that attract visitors.
In addition, shuttle service for local tours, transportation between convention facilities, welcome reception food / non-alcoholic beverages for tourists are eligible grant expenses. Marketing projects must have a focus outside a 90-mile radius of Mason City.
Grants are limited to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs or $1,500 (whichever is lowest) with a required cash match of at least 50%.
Application Deadlines / Format - These are received in the office dates/times, not postmark dates.
Round1: 4 PM on September 30, 2022 for marketing projects completed October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
Round 2: 4 PM on January 27, 2023 for marketing projects completed March 1, 2023-September 30, 2023