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.


Application Open 3/9/2023
Grant Workshop 1 (in person) 3/10/2023
Grant Workshop 2 (virtual) 3/13/2023
Application Close 4/10/2023
Grant Announcements TBD

The 2023 Grant Application is Now Closed

Chattanooga Tourism Co. will share an amended timeline or additional information with you with as soon as we can. CTA Awardees will then meet with Chattanooga Tourism Co. staff for a grantee workshop to learn more details.

Virtual Information Session

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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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Some of the 2022 CTA Grant Recipients

Qualifying projects support several objectives identified in the CT Co.'s strategic plan, including increasing brand awareness and driving visitor demand while aligning with the CT Co.'s mission of promoting and developing visitor experiences that enhance the economic and social prosperity of...

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