Chattanooga Tourism Co.'s Annual Grant Program

The Cultural Tourism Advancement Grant supports a wide range of tourism-related projects that contribute to visitors' positive experiences in the Chattanooga area.

Grants are awarded on the basis of merit as determined and administered by Chattanooga Tourism Co.


Chattanooga Tourism Co. developed this grant and designates funds annually to support several objectives identified in our strategic plan:

  • Increase brand awareness for Chattanooga and Hamilton County
  • Drive visitor demand
  • Develop and enhance visitor experiences

Grant funds consist of public dollars generated by visitors to Hamilton County who spend the night in our accommodations. These funds must be used to support the Tourism Co.’s mission of promoting and developing visitor experiences to enhance the economic and social prosperity of Hamilton County.


The application window for the 2022 grant cycle has closed and awards will be announced in mid-May.

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Criteria and Guidelines

The grant program is designed to encourage wide participation and innovative projects. Potential grants can be cultural, informational, recreational, or artistic in nature.

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Grant Application Process

Potential grant recipients are required to complete a grant application on or before March 24, 2022. Applicants must be a partner of the Tourism Co. (there is no cost associated with being a partner).

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