TBID GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The purpose of this program is to increase visitation and support Helena’s lodging partners. Other partners such as local retailers, restaurateurs, transportation businesses, and tourism attractions also benefit from increased visitation. The execution of Helena Tourism Alliance (HTA) grant funding must be in line with the Tourism Business Improvement District's (TBID) mission to generate room nights for lodging facilities in the City of Helena, Montana by effectively marketing the region as a preferred travel destination.
There is no set number of grants that may be awarded in any fiscal year. However, the total dollar amount of grant funds awarded may not exceed the total amount of funds allotted each year by the TBID Board.
To date, the TBID has awarded grant funds as small as $1,500 and as large as $5,000 per event.
Any organization or individual presenting an event that supports the Helena Tourism Alliance (HTA) grant purpose and goals is eligible to apply for funding.
CURRENT APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Existing Events (have happened in the past or recurring event)
January 31st by 5pm MST: For events taking place the following May or beyond (summer events)
June 30th by 5pm MST: For events taking place the following October or beyond (winter events)
New Events (have not happened in Helena before)
OPEN but at least 90 days prior to the proposed event