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News from the Montana Department of Commerce 

MONTANA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced the 2022 Tourism Grant cycle opens Aug. 1. Applications can be submitted through Sept. 15.

The Tourism Grant Program is funded by the four percent Lodging Facility Use Tax, commonly known as the “Bed Tax.” Enacted by the 1987 Legislature, the Bed Tax is collected from guests of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, guest ranches, resorts, short-term vacation rentals and campgrounds.

The Tourism Grant Program funds projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of Montana’s tourism and recreation industry. A total of $750,000 is available for projects that develop and enhance tourism and recreation products that have the potential to increase non-resident visitation.

“With these grants, the Department of Commerce continues to support the development of tourism and recreation projects, increasing visitors to our state and prompting economic growth and resiliency for many Montana communities,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman. “As the state’s tourism economy continues to recover from the pandemic, these grants will help Montana remain a major tourism destination for travelers from all over the world.”

Applications for the grant funding will be open to non-profit 501(c) organizations, tribal governments, city governments and county governments based in Montana. Learn more and apply for a Tourism Grant at MARKETMT.COM. 


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