Promotion of Illinois Tourism
CSFA Number: 420-25-2097
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Tom Becker
Short Description
Tourism promotes Illinois as Travel Destination, both domestically and internationally, to increase awareness of Illinois as a travel destination.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Business and Commerce
Enabling Legislation
Illinois Promotion Act 20 ILCS 665; 20 ILCS 665/5
Objectives and Goals
The Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT) manages efforts that drive travel to and within Illinois, both domestic and internationally, while enhancing the quality of life for Illinois residents.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Promotion or development of tourism
Eligibility Requirements
Non-profits and units of government in Cook County are eligible for funding
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications are accepted from 6/25/19 through 8/2/19 at 5 p.m.
Assistance Consideration
Only those projects that can attract overnight visitation to an area are eligible for funding
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly and final reports
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Posted on under the Travel Professionals site or available by calling our office
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $750,000
FY 2020 : $750,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details19-420-763-36-6$10000 - $10000001/25/2019 - 03/15/2019 : 5:00pm
Details20-420-763-36-6$10000 - $10000007/01/2019 - 08/02/2019 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20-366001Illinois Restaurant Association07/01/201906/30/202082,098