Partner Info

Marketing Grants
The City of Cedar Falls and its Tourism & Visitors Bureau offers grant monies to be used to attract, develop, or market an event, meeting or convention, sporting competition or attraction, which will bring visitors to Cedar Falls thereby increasing overnight stays and/or tourism spending.  Applications can be submitted to the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau at any time throughout the year and funds will be awarded until they are depleted.  Applications MUST be received at least 90 days prior to your intended project.  Projects eligible to receive funding are limited to events, attractions and projects that will potentially create overnight tourism and/or encourage tourism-related economic activity in Cedar Falls. 

Examples of successful projects include:

  • design and/or production and mailing of brochures, postcards,  fliers, and posters
  • advertising design and placement in media outlets that reach outside of the county
  • web site development, bid fees, venue rental, travel show materials and booth fees, and travel expenses

PDF and MSWord files are available here for your convenience.  If you have questions about eligible projects, please call the bureau at any time.

Marketing Grant Application Marketing Grant Application (Word)
Post Event Evaluation Post Event Evaluation (Word)
Post Project Evaluation Post Project Evaluation (Word)
Request Payment Form Request Payment Form (Word)

Community Betterment Grants
The City of Cedar Falls also makes a limited amount of funding available for local not-for-profit or government organizations each year that contribute to the betterment or positive image of the city.  The program is designed to enhance quality-of-life in our community.  Organizations and/or projects will be funded for one year.  Projects should have a positive and lasting effect on the Cedar Falls area and should have broad community support.

Fundable projects could include capital improvements including new construction, renovation, restoration, and installation of fixtures.  Special equipment purchase and operating expenses may also be considered. 

Grant applications for the 2016 fiscal year were due October 31, 2014. Grants will be announced in December/January and awarded the following July through June.  

FY16 Community Betterment Application.doc

FY16 Community Betterment Application.pdf

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Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau Website Advertising
The Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau offers website advertising. If your business/organization is interested in advertising on the CFTVB website please sign the following contract and return to the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. Advertising will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
 Website Banner Advertising Contract 

Visitor Center Electronic Message Board
Events of interest to visitors are promoted on the electronic message board located at the entrance to the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. Click here to open a message request form for consideration.

If you have questions about our grants, website advertising or our electronic message board, please call the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau at 319-268-4266.

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