Tourism Attraction Grant Program
CSFA Number: 420-25-2168
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Tracey Minder
Short Description
Tourism Attraction funding is for the development or improvement of tourism attractions in Illinois.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Business and Commerce
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 665/8a
Objectives and Goals
Increased visitation; new visitation; enhanced length of stay at the destination; and, increase in overnight stays.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
For the development or improvement of tourism attractions in Illinois. Match requirement. No indirect costs allowed. Grant does not allow reimbursement of pre-award costs.
Eligibility Requirements
Counties, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, local promotion groups and for-profit businesses.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
Competitive grant. Applications are due by deadline identified. All applications received by the deadline will be scored by an internal review committee; and, grants are awarded to the highest scorers until funding is exhausted. Finalists will be notified via a Notice of State Award.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Standard GATA reporting (performance, financial and audits if appropriate).
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $1,400,000
FY 2020 : $1,400,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details20-420-763-33-5$0 - $006/28/2019 - 08/30/2019 : 5 pm