The Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant Program is a cultural tourism partnership project funded by the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and administered by the Arts Council. Marketing initiative grants are intended to enhance the promotion and marketing of our rich cultural programming in Calcasieu Parish.

Marketing Initiative Grants must: (a) provide for the growth of cultural tourism in Calcasieu Parish; (b) improve the overall cultural atmosphere and quality of life for the citizens of Calcasieu Parish; and (c) provide for the stabilization of arts and humanities organizations through increased audience attendance and community participation in projects

***VERY IMPORTANT***  When you are filling in your forms, PLEASE pay attention and DO NOT allow anything to shift to the next page.  EVERYTHING on each page MUST remain on that page.  The Arts Council reserves the right to refuse all applications, along with their copies, should these directions not be followed which means you would have to go back and redo your application and make new copies.  Please be very observant!!!  ALSO, please use the Grantee Checklist on the last page of the application to make sure you have ALL the required documents you need BEFORE you turn in your Grant Application.  We do not want to have to disqualify any applications due to missing documents.

 

 

FY 2022-2023 TIMELINE (Current Grant Cycle):
May 2, 2022: Application and guidelines available online.
May 27, 2022: Applications due via email by 5 p.m.
June 9, 2022: Grant panel review session.
June 15, 2022: Grant activity period begins.
July 23, 2023: Grant agreement and attachments due via email by 5 p.m.
June 14, 2023: Grant activity period ends.
July 30, 2023: Hard deadline for Final Reports. Submit via email

FY2021-2022 (Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines-TMI-FY22-23
Grant Application: Application-TMI-FY22-23

Grant Agreement & Request for First Payment: Grant-Agreement-Documents-TMI-FY22-23

Final-Report-Instructions-UpdatedTMI-FY22-23
Final-Report-w-Request-for-Final-Payment-TMI-FY22-23 Updated

FY 2021-2022 TIMELINE (Previous Grant Cycle):
April 30, 2021: Application and guidelines available online.
May 28, 2021: Applications due via email by 5 p.m.
June 9, 2021: Grant panel review session.
June 15, 2021: Grant activity period begins.
July 23, 2021: Grant agreement and attachments due via email by 5 p.m.
June 14, 2022: Grant activity period ends.
July 30, 2022: Hard deadline for Final Reports. Submit via email

FY2021-2022 (Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines-TMI-FY21-22
Grant Application: Application-TMI-FY21-22

Grant Agreement & Request for First Payment: Grant-Agreement-Documents-TMI-FY21-22

Final Report Instructions
Final Report w/Request for Final Payment

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FY 2020-2021 TIMELINE:
April 27, 2020: Application and guidelines available online.
May 22, 2020: Applications due via email by 5 p.m.
June 10, 2020: Grant panel review session
June 15, 2020: Grant activity period begins.
July 10, 2020: Grant agreement and attachments due via email by 5 p.m.
June 14, 2021: Grant activity period ends.
July 30, 2021: Hard deadline for Final Reports.

FY2020-2021(Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, TMI FY20-21
Grant Application: Application, TMI FY20-21

Grant Agreement & Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement Documents, TMI FY20-21

Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions
Final Report w/Request for Final Payment: Final Report w Request for Final Payment, TMI FY20-21
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FORMS: If you need a document in an older format of Word, call 439-2787

OTHER FORMS:
Acknowledgement Statement: Acknowledgement Statement
Mock Final Report example: MockFinalReportExample 

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