Local Tourism & Convention Bureau
CSFA Number: 420-25-0524
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Greg Mihalich
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 605/605-705
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
Counties, Municipalities, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Local Promotion Groups; for Local Tourism and Convention Bureau Grant Program and International Tourism Grant Program, only certified convention and visitors bureaus are eligible for funding
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications are taken on an on-going basis throughout the year until money is resolved for most tourism grant programs; For LTCB and International, applications are due once a year
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
Available by calling our office
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $56,351,083
FY 2016 : $29,362,598
FY 2017 : $18,698,615
FY 2018 : $13,144,139
FY 2019 : $23,192,500
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-420-763-37-3$10000 - $40000008/03/2016 - 09/19/2016 : 5:00 pm
Details17-420-763-33-4$10000 - $20000004/15/2017 - 05/15/2017 : 5:00 pm
Details18-420-763-37-3$10000 - $40000009/13/2017 - 10/27/2017 : 5:00 PM
Details19-420-763-33-5$50000 - $40000011/19/2018 - 02/15/2019 : 5 PM
Details19-420-763-33-1$25000 - $30000011/19/2018 - 02/15/2019 : 5 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20-751037Visit Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau07/01/201906/30/2020542,651
20-331000College of DuPage Foundation07/01/201906/30/2020292,572
20-373006Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau07/01/201906/30/2020270,561
20-373004City of Springfield07/01/201906/30/2020261,614
19-335014City of Joliet01/01/201906/30/2020250,000