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Oct 11

Grants Now Available to Encourage Tourism Events, Projects

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:42 AM by Beth Shumate

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.

“Funding of the MCVB comes from hotel taxes collected by the city, and we’re excited to be able to offer some of those funds back to our tourism partners who want to bring new tourism dollars into the city economy,” said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director.

The MCVB board budgeted $20,000 to award this fiscal year which runs October 2017 through September 2018. The first round of grants will be awarded in January 2018 and the second round in March 2018. The application date for the first round is Nov. 10 with applicant presentations to the board taking place Nov. 28.

“Hotel tax has very specific guidelines in the State of Texas, so potential applicants for grant funds will need to check their request against the Texas Hotel Tax Expenditure Requirements,” Guerra said. “That document is available on our website along with the grant guidelines, inquiry letter and application.”

Complete information about application, presentation and award dates is listed on the application which is downloadable from or by contacting Guerra at Also, anyone wishing to get more information about the grants prior to applying are encouraged to contact Guerra by either email or by calling 972-547-2059.

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