Grant Reimbursement Program

Apply for the Rancho Cordova Reimbursement Grant Program for your event!

Applicant Review Periods 2022:

Visit Rancho Cordova will not be awarding any grant reimbursements in 2021.

Applications and supporting materials for the Spring Awards are due by 5:00 pm Friday, April 15th, 2022. Applications and supporting materials for the Fall Awards are due by 5:00 pm Friday, October 14th, 2022. Applications and supporting materials submitted after these dates, will not be reviewed until the following season.

  • Spring Awards Applications Due: 4/15/22
  • Committee Review Period ends: 5/13/22
    • During the Committee Review period, the Events Committee, Board of Directors, and Visit Rancho Cordova staff may reach out regarding your application.
  • Notifications of grant awards will be sent no later than 30 (thirty) days after voting by the Board of Directors.

Visit Rancho Cordova is the official destination organization for Rancho Cordova, CA. Visit Rancho Cordova is funded by a TBID (Tourism Business Improvement District) in Rancho Cordova; collecting an assessment from each room night sold.

Eligibility

The purpose of the Grant Reimbursement Program is to provide funding assistance to organizations conducting special events to increase room nights and revenue for Rancho Cordova, CA.

In addition to the stated purpose of the funds, eligibility guidelines and policies further stipulate that:

Grant Funds are to be used specifically for marketing and promoting an event to potential tourists beyond Rancho Cordova, CA.

Grant funds are intended to supplement the sponsoring or hosting organization's marketing budget, not to be the sole source of funding. Requesting organizations must also commit separate funds to the marketing and promotion of the event from sources other than the provided grant.

Authorized use of funds includes:

  • Print, Radio, Television, and Digital Advertisements;
  • Outdoor signage/banners;
  • Posters/flyers/brochures;
  • Professional artwork/ Graphic Design;
  • Postage for direct mail of promotional material.

Funding will not support:

  • Operating or administrative costs, including salaries
  • Professional legal, medical, engineering, accounting, auditing, consultant, or tax services;
  • Real property;
  • Tangible property, including but not limited to copy machines, facsimile machines, computer equipment, typewriters, and other office equipment, light fixtures, musical instruments, and other equipment and permanent collections;
  • Interest or reduction of deficits or loans;
  • Travel expenses;
  • Prize money, scholarships, awards, plaques, or certificates;
  • Promotional items (being sold OR given away) including apparel, tote bags, etc;
  • Sales tax;
  • Media receptions and social events.

Please download and review the Application and Guidelines before submitting the below form. Guidelines for 2022 will be posted by December 31, 2021.

Application Information


EVENT DETAILS

Even if you've submitted an RFP, please review the Application Guidelines and submit your document accordingly. Grant Funds will be disbursed based on these guidelines. If you have additional materials you'd like considered, please send them to leena@visitranchocordova.com.

EVENT/MEETING DATES


EVENT/MEETING PROFILE

Please enter the event type.

EVENT HISTORY

If you have any questions, please call Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism at 916-290-5166.

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