MCVB Tourism Grants

The 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

  • Texas Hotel Tax Expenditure Requirements (to determine eligibility for grant funds)
  • The following three documents will again be available following the MCVB Board's approval of FY 2018-19 grant specifics.
    • MCVB Grant Inquiry Letter
    • MCVB Grant Guidelines
    • MCVB Grant Applications

Grant Schedule

Round 1

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Presentation to MCVB Board: October 22, 2018
  • Vote/Award Notification: November 27, 2018

Round 2

  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Presentation to MCVB Board: February 26, 2019
  • Vote/Award Notification: March 26, 2019

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.