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

Declaration of Intent instructions
 
 
FY2015 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 2015 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.
 
Cooperative Marketing Program Handbook 
 
 
An electronic Declaration of Intent to apply will be available in SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically) on or about March 7, 2014. 
 
You must complete a Declaration of Intent in order to apply for the grant, by April 16, 2014. 
 
Applications will be made available to applicants upon approval of the DOI. 
 
Deadline by which completed applications must be submitted: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to the Division of Travel and Tourism no later 4:00 p.m. May 15, 2014 for the FY 2015 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.
 
General information: Organizations who would like additional information or who have specific questions on the FY 2015 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.state.nj.us
 
Please keep your eye on this website for any updates to the grant process.
 
 
FY2014-2015 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 FY14 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.
 
Applications must be submitted through SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically). No paper applications will be accepted. Beginning in 2013 for FY14, applicants must complete a Declaration of Intent, in SAGE, to be eligible to apply.
 
Declaration of Intent will be available on February 25, 2013. Applications will be made available upon review and approval DOI, but not before March 8. 
 
Deadline by which Declaration of Intent must be filed is March 22, 2013 at 4:00pm.
Deadline for submission of application is May 14, 2013 at 4:00pm.
 
DMO Handbook
 
 
Grant Appeals Process
 
Past Grants Awarded
FY14 Cooperative Marketing Grant Recipients
FY13 Cooperative Marketing Grant Recipients
FY12 Cooperative Marketing Grant Recipients