Governor Pritzker Launches $15.4 Million Tourism Grant Programs
20 Oct 2023
Today, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched $15.4 million in tourism funding through two grant programs, the Tourism Attractions Grant Program ($10.8 million) and the Tourism Private Sector Grant Program ($4.6 million). Eligible entities can apply for grants to attract, develop, and improve new and existing tourism-related projects, events and festivals in an effort to boost tourism across the state and welcome more visitors. Grantees will be selected through a competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) process.
"Illinois is the heart of the Midwest—attracting visitors from throughout the nation and around the globe," said Governor JB Pritzker. "As our tourism industry continues to bounce back from the pandemic, I'm happy to announce another $15.4 million in tourism funding, so we can keep breaking records and displaying Illinois values of resilience and strength on an international scale."