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.
— 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.
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?
WHAT ARE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES?
Costs for approved marketing expenditures.
Eligible expenses include:
Social media 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?