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MCVB Grant Program

Each fiscal year the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) sets aside a predetermined amount of its budget used for a grant program. The grants are reserved to provide assistance for marketing purposes to help increase potential overnight tourism in Marshalltown.

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 signage (off-site only); bid costs to obtain conferences, meetings, sporting events or tournaments. It possible reimbursement) and motor coach rental to be used for local tours; transportation costs between scheduled Marshalltown meeting/lodging facilities. See the Grant Guidelines for more information.

Local Events: 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 signage (off-site only). 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 April, July, October or January. All grant applications are new for 2017. Please see the Grant Guidelines for all the Requirements, Eligible Costs, MCVB Recognition and Cost Reimbursement. If you have any questions contact our office at 641-753-6645 or cvb@marshalltown.org.