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Visit McKinney Tourism Grants

Visit McKinney offers grants to assist in funding initiatives, activities, or events that promote the City of McKinney as a tourism destination and bring new tourism dollars into the city's economy. Visit McKinney is funded by hotel taxes collected by the City of McKinney so activities/events that promote overnight stays here will receive priority consideration.

 

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 it in by the deadline.    

You'll find all the applicable forms and information below. For more information about grant eligibility or to consult on the viability of your project concept, please call 214-544-1407 or send an email inquiry to executivedirector@visitmckinney.com

 

Grant Schedule for FY 2022-23

The total amount in Visit McKinney's Tourism Grant budget is $15,000 each cycle for a total of $30,000 per fiscal year. Please refer to the schedule below for deadlines, presentations, and award notification dates. We recommend applying at least six months prior to the date of the event or project. 

FY 2022-23 Round 1

  • Application Deadline: October 7, 2022
  • Presentation to Visit McKinney Board: October 25, 2022
  • Vote/Award Notification: November 29, 2022

FY 2022-23 Round 2

  • Application Deadline:  February 10, 2023
  • Presentation to Visit McKinney Board: February 28, 2023
  • Vote/Award Notification: March 28, 2023

Visit McKinney Tourism Grant Recipients in FY 2021-22

Cycle 1

  • McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra - $1,000
  • McKinney Restaurant Council - $4,500
  • MillHouse Foundation - $8,500
  • Ovation Academy Shakespeare in the Park - $1,000 

Cycle 2

  • Heritage Guild of Collin County (Chestnut Square) - $2,000
  • Jump Into Art Studios - $4,000
  • Marching Music Made in McKinney - $3,000
  • SBG Hospitality - $6,000

 

Sponsor Logo Usage 

Those organizations to which the Visit McKinney Board awards grant funds will need to use the approved "Sponsored" logo on all marketing materials and the recipient organization's website. The logos and guidelines for their use can be found at the following links: