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Visitor Improvement Fund Grants

Tourism Grants for Hall County, Nebraska

The Visitor Improvement Fund is administered through the Grand Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. As the official destination marketing organization for this community, the purpose of the convention & visitors bureau is to grow the tourism economy in Hall County and identify the Grand Island area as a destination. 

These grants are funded by a 2% occupancy tax on Hall County hotel properties. The purpose of the Hall County Visitor Improvement Fund Grants is to provide funding that creates new or improves existing visitor attractions and/or facilities within Hall County. Grant funding may be used to improve visitor attractions and facilities owned by the public or any nonprofit organization in Hall County. Grant funding can be used for multiple-year improvement projects. 

The improvement fund will be used to make grants for expanding and improving facilities at existing or new visitor attractions, acquiring or expanding exhibits for existing or new visitor attractions, constructing visitor attractions, or planning for or developing such expansions, improvements, or construction. Projects with potential to increase visibility of and draw overnight guests to Hall County will be given priority consideration. Absent any viable improvement grant proposal, the Improvement Fund may be used for Visitor Promotion Grants. 

Grant applications are available online and will be accepted by August 1. The deadline for submission is September 1. A Google login (account) is required to fill out the form. If this is not available to you, please call our office at 308-382-4400. If your organization is considering making an application for funding and have questions, please email Dana Jelinek at Grand Island Tourism. 

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