Mission Statement:

The mission of the Finney County CVB is to attract overnight visitors to Garden City and Finney County for lodging through tourism, marketing, convention sales, and public relations while featuring local amenities, attractions, and events: therefore enhancing the economic benefit and quality of life in southwest Kansas.

Are you hosting an event within Finney County and need extra funding for marketing? We want to help!

As in accordance with our Mission to grow economic impact through tourism, we invite organizations / groups / businesses / clubs to partner with us through our Marketing Co-Op Grant.  The purpose of the grant is to financially assist events / marketing campaigns that are being hosted in Finney County that will attract outside visitors and overnight stays to our community.

Specifically, we want to partner with you in spreading the word for your event by enhancing your marketing budget!  The more we can market to the surrounding counties and states, the more opportunity we have to bring people to our fantastic community and showcase our incredible amenities! Not only is your event eligible for up to $3,000* in assistance, but we will assist by promoting your event on our social media pages, website, and (if applicable) through printing materials** in the CVB office.

Together, we can impact and grow our community through tourism!

How to Apply

To apply for the Marketing Co-Op Grant, simply click on the link below, create your profile, fill out, and submit your application through our new online web portal.  Once submitted, each request will be reviewed by our Partnership Committee and taken to our Board of Directors for final approval.  To which, you will be notified through the portal if your application was approved.

If awarded, the first half of the total award will be sent to you one month prior to your event.  The second half will be sent once the Post Analysis Report has been submitted through the portal no more than 45 days after your event.

Depending on when your event is scheduled, you will need to submit your grant within the open window for the appropriate cycle.

Our grant cycles are as follows:

Event Dates:

July 1st – December 31st
January 1st – June 30th

Application Submission Dates:

April 1st – April 30th
October 1st – October 31st

Notification of Award:


Link to the Wizehive Web Portal

Be sure to SAVE this link as you will use the same portal for the submission of the Post Analysis Report.

Contact Melissa Gallegos via email, [email protected], or by phone, at 620-276-0607 with any questions.

* Your requested amount CANNOT exceed 40% of your overall budget OR $3,000.

** The FC CVB requires a two-week notice for printing needs to ensure your project and others can be completed in a timely manner. Printing is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to 150 color copies per organization.  Black and white copies are unlimited. Specialty projects will require CVB Director approval and a 30 day-notice before the project is printed. CVB printing is a Courtesy, NOT a guarantee.

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