The McKinney Tourism Grant application cycle is now open; the deadline is October 7

McKinney, Texas – Visit McKinney is now accepting tourism grant applications from entities planning events or initiatives that promote the town of McKinney as a tourist destination.

“It is our mission as the city’s tourism entity to inject new dollars into the city’s economy by attracting leisure and business travelers to McKinney,” said Aaron Werner, Executive Director by Visit McKinney. “These grant funds give us the opportunity to help groups market and promote projects that are primarily aimed at visitors, but that locals can also enjoy!”

Visit McKinney is offering $30,000 per year to qualified applicants, which is awarded in two rounds of $15,000 each. The Visit McKinney Board of Directors allocates grant funds based on guidelines established by the state governing the use of hotel tax. These guidelines, the application, and the timeline for the grant process can all be viewed online at

Anyone wishing to discuss the viability of a project or event can complete the inquiry letter also available on this webpage and submit it to Werner via email at executive [email protected].

“In our current fiscal year, which ends September 30, Visit McKinney has had the pleasure of supporting events and projects from organizations such as MillHouse McKinney, McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, Chestnut Square Heritage Village, McKinney Restaurant Council, Ovation Performing Arts Academy, Jump Into Art Studios. , SBG Hospitality and Marching Music Made in McKinney,” Werner said. “We’re excited to see what types of projects and events the candidates will bring to us in the coming fiscal year.”

The deadline for Cycle 1 grant applications is Friday, October 7. Candidates will make presentations to the Visit McKinney Board of Directors on October 25. The board will then review applications before announcing grant recipients at its November meeting.

Visit McKinney is funded by hotel taxes collected by the City of McKinney.

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