Marketing Grants

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

Updated: September 18, 2022

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

QUESTIONS?

Chiara Moriconi
Senior Tourism Officer
207-624-9809

[email protected]

Only one of the following grant programs may be applied for at a time.
All applications must be submitted online by the grant deadline of November 17th, 2022.
The online application portal will open mid-October.
Current (Cycle 2 – FY23) grant guidelines and document checklists for each grant are listed below.


Maine Communities Grant

The Maine Communities Grant Program provides support to tourism focused, community-oriented marketing projects and events. A maximum of four (4) grants for each of the 8 designated Maine Tourism Regions will be awarded each cycle for amounts ranging from $500 – $2500.
CYCLE 2 – VIEW GUIDELINES
APPLICATION CHECKLIST

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 $2,500 and a maximum amount of $10,000.
CYCLE 2 – VIEW GUIDELINES
APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Special Event Grant

The intent of the Special Event Grant is to provide marketing funds to existing, well-established events for the expansion of 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.
CYCLE 2 – VIEW GUIDELINES
APPLICATION CHECKLIST