WHAT: The Cultural Tourism Advance (CTA) Grant supports tourism-related projects that drive visitor demand and enhance the visitor experience in Hamilton County.  

WHEN: Application opens March 9, 2023.  

WHO: The Chattanooga Tourism Co. created the CTA Grant to help fund mission-focused culture, heritage, and arts initiatives. Grant applicants must be a partner of the Tourism Co. There is no fee associated with becoming a partner.  

WORKSHOPS: The Tourism Co. will host two workshops to share more information about the grant, best practices when applying, and success stories of previous grant recipients. Workshop registration is available online and open to all interested in applying.   

  • In-Person Workshop at ArtsBuild (301 E. 11th St. #300, Chattanooga, TN 37403) 
    March 10, 2023 | 10 a.m.  
  • Virtual Workshop 
    March 13, 2023 | 10:30 a.m.  

Open hours are available for those needing additional information or who cannot attend a workshop. To schedule a time to meet with the team, email  

DETAILS: The Tourism Co. developed the CTA Grant with funds sourced from lodging taxes paid by visitors when spending the night in Hamilton County; these taxes are not paid by Hamilton County taxpayers. It was designed to advance a wide range of projects that increase brand awareness, provide opportunities for collaboration and industry growth, and align with the Tourism Co.’s mission of promoting and developing visitor experiences that enhance the economic and social prosperity of Hamilton County.

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About the Chattanooga Tourism Co. 

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. serves the community by using visitor-generated funds to inspire people to visit and connect them with authentic Chattanooga experiences. Visitor spending contributes to a quality of place, resident savings, thriving local businesses, job creation, capital investment, and public services including education and safety. The 700+ Tourism Co. partners represent a variety of industries including lodging, dining, food and beverage, attractions, manufacturing, finance, government, healthcare, retail, and more.  
MEDIA CONTACT: Hannah Hammon, Chattanooga Tourism Co. or 256-996-5788