The EDA Grant offers funding for projects, which are in direct support of the promotion and marketing efforts of a tourism event, attraction or geographic area.


  • Tourism publications
  • Advertisements in newspaper, publications, TV, radio, internet including meeting and convention advertising
  • Brochure distribution
  • Billboards/Signage
  • Group tour marketplace, meeting & conventions and consumer travel shows expenses
  • Sponsorship/Bid fees of tourism trade shows, conventions and events
  • Research for destination needs, asset analysis and visitor profile
  • Photography for use in advertising, web sites, travel shows & marketplaces
  • Content – paid to a business for advertising purposes.
  • Projects listed on a Regional Marketing & Matching Funds application are not eligible





Allowable Projects



Reporting Documents






Karen Hackett

Program Coordinator

Call: 502-892-3218

Email: [email protected]

Rhonda Nix

Program Manager

Call: 502-892-3217

Email: [email protected]