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MCVB Grant Program

Each fiscal year the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) sets aside a portion of their budget to offer financial assistance for meetings/events held in Marshalltown. This funding is acquired through the collection of Hotel/Motel tax dollars.

The grants are reserved to provide assistance for marketing purposes to help increase potential overnight tourism in Marshalltown. All grant applications must be received by the 1st Monday of January, April, July or October.

The MCVB offers three types of grants:

Meetings, Conventions, Sporting Events and Tournaments: This grant provides assistance toward design and production costs for brochures, fliers, posters, direct mail pieces and postage costs for pre-meeting mailings; placement costs for newspaper, radio, magazine, or television ads and off-site signage; a portion of bid costs may be funded to obtain conferences, meetings, sporting events or tournaments; motor coach rental to be used for local tours; and transportation costs between scheduled Marshalltown meeting/lodging facilities. See the Grant Guidelines for more information.

Community Event: This grant provides assistance toward design and production costs for brochures, fliers, posters, direct mail pieces and postage costs and placement costs for newspaper, radio, magazine, or television ads and off-site signage. See the Grant Guidelines for more information.

Capital Funding: This grant is exclusive to capital improvements for existing or newly developed buildings and/or structures for the Marshalltown area that will generate tourism activity. Contact the MCVB office for a copy of this grant.

All grant applications must be received by the 1st Monday of January, April, July or October. All grant applications are new for 2017. Please see the Grant Guidelines for all the Requirements, Funding, MCVB Recognition and Eligible Costs. If you have any questions contact our office at 641-753-6645 or cvb@marshalltown.org.