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Destination Cooperative Marketing Program

The Destination Cooperative Marketing Program (DCMP) is designed to offer local tourism-related businesses and organizations financial support to undertake independently developed marketing efforts through a reimbursable 50% matching fund. 

DCMP

 

PROGRAM GOALS:

— Leverage and amplify investment in marketing by local tourism partners.

— Drive visitors to local business and attractions as a means to extend visitor stays.

— Increase overnight stays in Franklin County.

— Keep Franklin County competitive with other destinations.

Program Guidelines are found here. 

 

HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?

The minimum award amount is $750, the maximum award amount is $15,000. There is a minimum match requirement of 50% for each award and the grant amount cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost. 

*This program is issued on a reimbursement basis, so applicants will need to identify funding for the full project amount up front.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Businesses classified in one of the following Tourism Sectors in Franklin County are eligible to apply: Accommodation, Adventure and Recreation, Attraction, Event, Food and Beverage, Tourism Service, and Transportation.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE?

Advertising Season 

Winter / Application Window: September 1 – January 30 

Spring / Application Window: December 1 – April 30 

Summer / Application Window: March 1 – July 31 

Fall / Application Window: June 30 – October 31 

  

HOW DO I APPLY?

Application is found here. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Online form is found hereThe completed application, along with documentation, must be submitted via the online form.

 

WHAT ARE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES?

Costs for approved marketing expenditures.

Eligible expenses include: 
Traditional marketing  
Digital marketing 
Email marketing 
Social media marketing 
Influencer marketing 
Other expenses with prior approval 

 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR FUNDING AFTER PROJECT IS AWARDED? 

FCLDC will issue an award letter and funding agreement. Once the funding agreement is executed, the awardee will have 6 months to complete the project plan and expend the funds.

 

Who do I contact for more questions and assistance?

Please contact:

Kelly Brunette

kelly@franklinida.org