The Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant Program is a cultural tourism partnership project funded by the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and administered by the Arts Council. Marketing initiative grants are intended to enhance the promotion and marketing of our rich cultural programming in Calcasieu Parish.

Marketing Initiative Grants must: (a) provide for the growth of cultural tourism in Calcasieu Parish; (b) improve the overall cultural atmosphere and quality of life for the citizens of Calcasieu Parish; and (c) provide for the stabilization of arts and humanities organizations through increased audience attendance and community participation in projects

FY2017-2018 (Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, TMI FY17-18
Grant Application: Application, TMI FY17-18
Grant Agreement & Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement Documents, TMI FY17-18
Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions, TMI FY17-18
Final Report w/Request for Final Payment: Final Report w/Request for Final Payment, TMI FY17-18

TIMELINE:
March 31, 2017: Application and guidelines available online.Final Report Instructions, TMI FY17-18
April 21, 2017: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
TBA: Grant panel review session
June 15, 2017: Grant activity period begins.
June 14, 2018: Grant activity period ends.
July 21, 2018: Hard deadline for Final Reports.

 


FY 2015-2016 (Last Grant Cycle):
Grantee Compliance Check List: Grantee Compliance Check List
Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions
Final Report w/Request for Final Payment: Final Report w Request for Final Payment, TMI FY15-16

TIMELINE:
FY 2015-2016 (Last Grant Cycle)

April 2, 2015: Application and guidelines available online.
May 29, 2015: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
July 10, 2015: Grant Agreement documents due.

June 15, 2015: Grant activity period begins.
June 14, 2016: Grant activity period ends.
July 31, 2016: Hard deadline for final reports.


FY2016-2017 (Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, TMI FY16-17
Grant Application: Application, TMI FY16-17
Grant Agreement & Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement Documents, TMI FY16-17
Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions, TMI FY16-17
Final Report w/Request for Final Payment: Final Report w/Request for Final Payment, TMI FY16-17

TIMELINE:
March 21, 2016: Application and guidelines available online.Final Report Instructions, TMI FY16-17
April 22, 2016: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
June 1, 2016: Grant panel review session
June 15, 2016: Grant activity period begins.
June 14, 2017: Grant activity period ends.
July 17, 2017: Hard deadline for Final Reports.

FORMS:If you need a document in an older format of Word, call 439-2787

OTHER FORMS:
2015-2016 Acknowledgement Statement: Acknowledgement Statement
Mock Final Report example: MockFinalReportExample 

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