Marketing Grants

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

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.

Helpful Information
Getting Started – Helpful Tips
Map – Maine’s 8 Tourism Regions
Regional Contact Information

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.
Application deadline Wednesday May 25, 2022
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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.
Application deadline Wednesday May 25, 2022
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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.
Application deadline Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Regional Destination Marketing Grant
The primary objective of the MTMPP Regional Grant Program is the creation and implementation of marketing programs designed to attract visitors to the eight designated Maine RDMOs. (Regional Destination Marketing Organizations). The goal of these funds is to assist new marketing initiatives and strengthen mature, healthy ones that align and support the Maine Office of Tourism’s (MOT) Five-Year Strategic Plan and Annual Plan.
Application deadline Wednesday May 18, 2022
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QUESTIONS?
Hannah Collins
Phone: 207-624-7456
Email: hannah.collins@maine.gov