- Not-for-Profit and For-Profit organizations may apply
- Marketing effort must take place between November 1, 2019 & October 31, 2020
- Applying Event or Attractions must hold all activities within 20 miles of Joplin city limits
- Applying Event or Attractions must be open to the general public
An EVENT is a single or multi-day gathering typically organized and staged by a civic organization or local business. The event is centered on celebrating some unique aspect of the community, the services of an agency, a historic person or milestone, culture or tradition, or local/national holiday. Events showing the greater ability to attract visitors from 70+ miles (one-way) outside of Joplin and retain a visitor in this area for at least 3-hours will have the better success at being funded.
A TOURIST ATTRACTION is a physical or cultural feature at a place that individual travelers or visitors experience for their specific leisure-related interests. These attractions typically offer natural or cultural value, historical significance, natural or formed beauty; offering amusement, leisure, adventure or educational value. A tourism attraction must show the ability to attract visitors from 70+ miles (one-way) outside of Joplin and retain a visitor in this area for at least 3 hours. This is to assist in broadening Joplin’s tourism reach by offering more destination experiences.