MCVB Tourism Grants

image of money and penThe McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering grants to assist in funding initiatives, activities or events that promote the City of McKinney as a tourism destination. The MCVB is funded via hotel taxes collected by the city, and will now be offering grant funds (amount to be determined) during the current fiscal year to tourism partners who plan to bring new tourism dollars into the city economy.  

Grant Process

Determine whether or not your proposed use of grant funds qualifies by reviewing the Texas Hotel Tax Expenditure Requirements. If your proposal qualifies:

  • Submit an inquiry letter (not required, but recommended)
  • Review the grant guidelines
  • Complete your application and turn in by the deadline.    

Grant Documents

  • Texas Hotel Tax Expenditure Requirements (to determine eligibility for grant funds)
  • MCVB Grant Inquiry Letter (document being updated)
  • MCVB Grant Guidelines (document being updated)
  • MCVB Grant Applications (document being updated)

Grant Schedule

2019-20 Round 1

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Presentation to MCVB Board: October 29, 2019
    (Current grant applications currently under review)
  • Vote/Award Notification: November 26, 2019

2019-20 Round 2

  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • Presentation to MCVB Board: February 25, 2020
  • Vote/Award Notification: March 24, 2020

2018-19 Grant Recipients

  • Texas Folklore Society - $3,000
  • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary - $5,000
  • The Courts Tennis Complex - $4,000
  • Star-Spangled Salsa Fest (Community Garden Kitchen) - $1,000
  • International Festival (Imagine International School) - $3,000
  • Art Meets Floral (Heard-Craig Center for the Arts) - $5,000
  • Odysseus Chamber Orchestra - $1,500
  • McKinney Art Studio Tour (Arts & Music Guild) - $7,500

For more information about grant eligibility or to consult on the viability of your project concept, please contact MCVB Executive Director Dee-dee Guerra at or call 214-544-1407.