Grant Opportunities

The grant programs offered by the Division of Travel and Tourism require applicants to submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to file for both the Cooperative Marketing Grant and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Grant. Applicants will be given access to the appropriate application once the DOI has been approved. 
 
Please note that in order to plan for the upcoming grant review period, a Declaration of Intent, is due on a date before the application deadline. You can find the DOI for each application on SAGE. Please review your information carefully and be sure that you are submitting the appropriate DOI for the application for which you intend to apply. You may not have an opportunity to make modifications to your DOI once it has been submitted.
 
If you have not yet registered for SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically), please follow the instructions below or review the video below.

SAGE instructions
FY2015 Marketing Grant Overview Video
 - Full Presentation

If you would like to view specific sections of the process you can access the section here:

Section 1 - Overview of FY15 Marketing Grant
Section 2 - Overview of SAGE

Section 3 - Walk Through the Declaration of Intent

Section 4 - Completing the Application

You can find SAGE at www.sage.nj.gov

 

FY2016 Cooperative Marketing Grant


The Cooperative Marketing Grant Program is collaboration between the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism and the New Jersey travel industry, whose goal is to promote New Jersey as a premier travel destination. Funding will be provided to promote and market specific tourism opportunities in New Jersey.

The FY 2016 Cooperative Marketing Grant Program is open to any New Jersey organization that can demonstrate a significant interest in the New Jersey tourism industry. Organizations must show a match of 25% from partners or sponsors that are Non-State funding sources. State funds awarded for the Cooperative Marketing Grant plus the non-state match must be spent on your marketing program. The match cannot be in-kind, cash on hand or bartered services.

Applications must be submitted through SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically). No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must complete a Declaration of Intent, in SAGE, to be eligible to apply.


An electronic Declaration of Intent to apply will be available in SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically) on or about March 9, 2015.

You must complete a Declaration of Intent in order to apply for the grant, by June 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

Applications will be made available in SAGE, to applicant upon approval of the DOI.  Please use the presentation provided above to learn how to access and create your new application.

Deadline by which completed applications must be submitted: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to the Division of Travel and Tourism no later 3:30 p.m. June 18, 2015 for the FY 2016 grant cycle.

Address for applications to be submitted: Applications must be submitted electronically through SAGE. www.sage.nj.gov

No paper Declaration of Intents or grant applications will be accepted.

Awards are contingent upon available funds in the Fiscal Year budget for which you are applying.  The Division of Travel and Tourism reserves the right to reject applications that are not consistent with its mission, goals and objectives.

General information: Organizations who would like additional information or who have specific questions on the FY 2016 grants program may contact the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism via telephone at (609) 984-9413 or via email at colleen.karr@sos.nj.gov  

Please keep your eye on this website for any updates to the grant process.

 

FY2016-2017 Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Grant

A Destination Marketing Organization serves to promote and market tourism of a destination in our State as their primary function. A destination can be a single city, a group of municipalities, or a defined region. The DMO works with hotels, restaurants, attractions and smaller tourism entities to offer the visitor a place to obtain information when planning a visit for business or pleasure. The DMO must work with area businesses to drive visitation when and where it is most appropriate. It must also be an advocate for the tourism industry.

The FY16-17 DMO Grant program is open to any organization that meets the qualifications of an established Destination Marketing Organization. Organizations must show a match equal to 25% of the grant request, from partners or sponsors that are non-State funding sources. The match cannot be in-kind.  Maximum request is $200,000

Applications must be submitted through SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically). No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must complete a Declaration of Intent, in SAGE, to be eligible to apply.

Declaration of Intent will be available on or about February 25, 2015. Applications will be made available upon review and approval DOI, but not before March 6.

Deadline by which Declaration of Intent must be filed is May 6, 2015 at 3:30pm.

Deadline for submission of application is May 15, 2015 at 3:30pm.

General information: Organizations who would like additional information or who have specific questions on the FY 2016 grant program may contact the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism via telephone at (609) 984-9413 or via email at colleen.karr@sos.nj.gov  

Please keep your eye on this website for any updates to the grant process.

Awards are contingent upon available funds in the Fiscal Year budget for which you are applying.  The Division of Travel and Tourism reserves the right to reject applications that are not consistent with its mission, goals and objectives.

DMO Handbook
Grant Appeals Process


Past Grants Awarded