The effects COVID-19 has had on our Joplin lodging partners proportionately impacts the collection of the lodging tax, which is the funding source for the JCVB grant program. While it is our intent to fully fund the program in FY2021, there are changes in the application process.
As a grant program the best use of these funds are in marketing an event or attraction. For events, this means an active marketing campaign greater than 90 days ahead of the event date.
Though an organization is encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible, it is understood future planning could still be in the development mode. The following is a timeframe for submitting CVB FY21 grant applications, deadline and reviews by the CVB Advisory Board.
To apply submit 2 copies of the application, with support documents are required, plus your entire application as a PDF file on a Flash Drive. Application materials may be mailed or delivered to the JCVB at 602 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801. Applications will not be accepted through email.