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Morton Tourism Grant Program

Grants to Illinois Organizations
for Events that Promote Tourism

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Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Illinois organizations for events that promote tourism in eligible regions. Funding is intended to assist organizations in creating self-sustaining events. Eligible events are those that support local businesses, attract visitors, initiate over-night stays, and enhance the quality of life in the Village. This grant program is established to assist new and on-going events that are held in Morton. If parts of the event take place outside of Morton, only expenses for those parts taking place within Village limits will be considered during the grant application review.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175911

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Village of Morton offers a grant program that funds up to $10,000 for events that promote overnight visitors and additional traffic to local businesses. Maximum per event $10,000/Maximum per organization per year $20,000. The program also offers funding up to $3,000 for community events that have the potential to create overnight stays.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations holding an event in Morton can submit a request for a grant.

Applicants must utilize Morton businesses for purchases to the extent possible. Additional consideration will be given to those applicants who do so.

Applicants must show written permission from public or private property owners granting use of said property for the event.

Pre-Application Information:

Submittal Deadline: April 15, 2021

Organizations can submit a request for a grant during the Spring and Fall grant cycles for events held in the Village by using one the applicable form available below. Village staff will review the grant applications and make a recommendation to the Village Board for approval. The Village Board will approve the grants at subsequent Board meeting.

Applications for assistance for events which have not previously received funding through the Tourism Grant Program may be submitted outside of the established grant rounds. Such applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event.

Applicants should use the forms linked below:
- Overnight Event Grant Form is for events that create over 50 room nights.
- Community Event Grant Form

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Village of Morton
120 North Main Street
Morton, Il 61550

Questions should be directed to the Village of Morton at 309-266-5361.

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