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
Documents are available here for your convenience in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. If you have questions about eligible projects, please call the bureau at 319-268-4266.
Community Betterment Grant
Community Betterment Grants are distributed to local, not-for-profit or government agencies for the projects that contribute to the betterment or positive image of the city. The program is designed to enhance quality-of-life in our community. Applications are typically sought in the fall, with notification occurring in December and funds made available the following fiscal year, which is July to June.
Please contact our office at 319-268-4266 for additional information or if you would like to receive notification when applications are open.
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 electronic message board, please call the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau at 319-268-4266.