Destination Cooperative Marketing Program (Small Campaigns)
The Destination Cooperative Marketing Program (DCMP) is designed to offer local tourism-related businesses and organizations financial support to undertake independently developed marketing efforts through a reimbursable 50% matching fund.
- Leverage and amplify investment in marketing by local tourism partners.
- Drive visitors to local business and attractions as a means to extend visitor stays.
- Increase overnight stays in Franklin County.
- Keep Franklin County competitive with other destinations.
- Available Funding
- Application Deadline
- Eligible Expenses
- Funding Schedule
How much funding is available?
The minimum award amount is $250, the maximum award amount is $750. There is a minimum match requirement of 50%.
*This program is issued on a reimbursement basis, so applicants will need to identify funding for the full project amount up front
Who can apply for funding?
Tourism-related businesses and organizations classified in one of the following Tourism Sectors in Franklin County are eligible to apply: Accommodation, Adventure and Recreation, Attraction, Event, Food and Beverage, Tourism Service, and Transportation.
When are applications due?
Q1 January 30
Q2 April 30
Q3 July 31
Q4 October 31
What are eligible expenses?
- Traditional marketing
- Digital marketing
- Email marketing
- Social media marketing
- Influencer marketing
- Other expenses with prior approval
What is the schedule for funding after the project is awarded?
Small Campaigns: A determination will be made within 2-3 days of receipt of a complete application. Funds must be expended within three months of executed agreement.