Tourism Grant

The DCVB Grant Program continues to be an integral tool in helping DuPage County compete for high-value meetings, events and group business. DCVB and partner municipalities encourage member hotels to participate in this important program.

Meetings mean business and economic impact. The DCVB Grant Program serves in a number of ways:

  • supports hotel operations;
  • increases hotel and other tax collections for DuPage and Illinois;
  • and helps sustain business across transportation, food & beverage, retail, and entertainment.

The DuPage CVB will award incentives to groups by way of matching financial grants from municipalities and the DuPage CVB once event has actualized.

Acknowledge Program Guidelines and Requirements

Thank you for your interest.  Before proceeding, a review of program guidelines is required - click here to read full description

Upon completion, please check the acknowledge box below.


Please select YES to acknowledge reading and accepting the program guidelines
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Section 1: General Information

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Please provide additional details such as series recurrence.

Section 2: Event Information / Classification


Section 3: Event Description

Section 4: Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to establish a priority for the awarding of grants while program money is still available.  In the space provided, please provide your answer to each question.  Be as brief as possible.

Also, please attach supporting documentation, including a Request for Proposal (RFP), area proposal(s), hotel proposal(s), contract(s), etc.  All applications will be evaluated by the Director of Sales of the DuPage CVB and village/city staff.  Once submitted, the awarding of a grant will be communicated to the property within 24 hours or the next business day by DuPage CVB staff.

Provide all reasons why you are
seeking grant funding.
(i.e. slow season, good peak, possible return in rotation cycle)

Supporting Documentation

Please attach supporting documentation, including a Request for Proposal, area proposals, competition, etc.

Section 5: Reporting

Reports from hotel(s) and planner(s) must be submitted to the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau no later than 30 days after the event and, in turn, be distributed to the host community.  These reports are subject to audit.  Your final report must include economic impact, actual hotel rooms consumed, photo(s) of the event (with attendees) for proof of performance, estimated hotel tax collected, likelihood of return and any other pertinent information.  

Please provide supporting narrative below.

Section 6: Certification

I certify that the information contained in this application is complete and accurate, and that it fully discloses the scope and intent of my request for funding from the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau/ DuPage Municipal Grant Program.

I agree to comply with the DuPage CVB's requests for information regarding the use of awarded funds and to provide access to account records related to these funds.

I acknowledge that, if expenditure of funds is approved, such approval will be for line-item-by-line-item expenditures which must be adhered to within the maximum approved.

I acknowledge that any deviation from the line items or changes in funding categories will be requested in writing for review by the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, which has authority to approve changes that do not exceed the total grant award.

I understand that for events open to the public and requiring the issuance of a permit from a unit of local government, except as otherwise permitted by law, the possession of concealed firearms are strictly prohibited per 430 ILCS 66/65(a)(10).

This application is made for the sole purpose of receiving grant funding under the DuPage CVB/DuPage Tourism Grant Program.

The information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that it is unlawful for a person to willfully and knowingly make or cause to be made, or assist, conspire with or urge another to make or cause to be made any false, fraudulent or misleading oral or written statement to obtain grant funds as provided by this program.

I accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this grant program as administered by the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau in compliance with current federal, state and local laws - as presented above.


Please type in your full name below as your signature.

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