MCVB Tourism Grants

image of money and penThe McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is now 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
  • Submit your application    

Grant Documents

Grant Schedule

2019-20 Round 1

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Presentation to MCVB Board: October 
  • Vote/Award Notification: TBD

2019-20 Round 2

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

In 2018-19, grants were awarded to: 

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

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 dguerra@visitmckinney.com or call 214-544-1407.