Kansas Tourism Announces Opening of Spring Grants

By Trish Svoboda

The Kansas Tourism Department has revealed that applications for the spring round of the Tourism Attraction Development Grant Program are now open. These grants aim to support the creation of sustainable travel experiences by either establishing new tourism attractions or improving existing ones. A sum of $500,000 will be allocated for this round of grants. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2024.

“Tourism is a key element to invigorating local economies,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “Through strategic investments in developing new tourism opportunities, we create jobs and increase a community’s appeal as a place to live and do business.”

The objectives of the Attraction Development Grants include stimulating economic growth, increasing visitation rates to the state, enhancing the visitor experience, and enhancing overall quality of life.

“The development of new attractions offers fresh avenues for exploration and discovery,” Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe said. “This is one way we can encourage visitors to come back over and over to continually uncover more about Kansas each time they visit.”

A full list of grants offered by the Kansas Department of Commerce can be found here.

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