Marketing Grants

Grants for Marketing Maine's Designated Tourism Regions, Special Events and Targeted Tourism Efforts

Updated: January 7th, 2024

The Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP) was created to assist with the implementation of marketing programs designed to stimulate and expand Maine’s travel and tourism economy by coordinating the promotional efforts of the private sector with those of the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) and its eight designated tourism regions.  Projects must be aligned with and support the MOT’s Destination Management Plan & Stewardship Principles.

Qualifying organizations must be a Maine non-profit organization, municipality or tribal government.

*Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted*
*Organizations that applied prior to January 1st, 2020 MUST create a new account here
*Organizations that applied after January 1st, 2020, log in here


Chiara Moriconi
Senior Tourism Officer

[email protected]
The current grant cycle is now closed.   Check back for updated grant guidelines and application information.   

Maine Communities Grant

The Maine Communities Grant Program provides support to tourism focused, community-oriented marketing projects and events.
Grants will be awarded each cycle for amounts from $2,500 to $5,000.
Deadline: Mid-May 2024

Enterprise Marketing Grant

The MTMPP Enterprise Marketing Grant supports tourism marketing initiatives that will increase visitation to the applying destination. The primary goal of the Enterprise Marketing Grant is to support marketing efforts that help move organizations toward sustainable growth that contributes to the overall advancement of the tourism economy in Maine. Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grant Applications are accepted for a minimum amount of $5,000 and a maximum amount of $30,000.
Deadline: Mid-May 2024

Special Event Grant

The intent of the Special Event Grant is to provide marketing funds to existing, well-established events for the expansion and progression of marketing strategies to attract new audiences, increase overnight visitation and length of stay. Special Events have the ability to strengthen Maine’s brand and image nationally and internationally, have a direct economic impact on the state economy and attract visitation to Maine’s shoulder season.  Two Special Event Grants are awarded each fiscal year (one award per cycle) for a minimum amount of $30,000 and a maximum amount of $60,000.
Deadline: Mid-May 2024