Tourism Partnership Opportunities
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
PDFs are available here for your convenience in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. If you have questions about eligible projects, please call the bureau at any time.
Community Betterment Grant
Applications for FY19 Community Betterment grants are currently being sought. The City of Cedar Falls will make $25,380 available from hotel/motel tax revenue for local not-for-profit or government organizations for projects 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 and special equipment. Operating expenses may also be considered, although preference is given to new or special projects.
October 31, 2017
* Applications will be due to the bureau office by 4pm. *
Bureau board will develop recommendations for funding. These recommendations will be shared with all applicants.
City Council will consider and hopefully adopt recommendations through their budgeting process. Agreements will be sent to successful applicants outlining projects and including instructions for drawing down of the funds.
July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
Funds will become available. Successful applicants may request fund until June 30, 2019.
FY19 Community Betterment Grant Application
FY19 Community Betterment Grant Application (PDF)
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 or our electronic message board, please call the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau at 319-268-4266.