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Requirements for Community Grant Recipients

Congratulations on being awarded one of this year’s Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grants! Per the application, please keep in mind the following requirements for your event:

  • All marketing materials promoting the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (Bureau) Community Grant event must include the Bureau’s logo, telephone number and website along with the verbiage “Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program” where appropriate.
  • First time grant recipients will receive complimentary Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau membership, becoming a CYtes of Ames for the year grant is awarded ($150 value). Repeating grant recipients must retain Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau membership as a CYtes of Ames, paying for the yearly membership fee. 2022 Membership fee is $150 and good for the entire year. Membership benefits include business listing on, in CYtes of Ames and Iowa State University Guide (print visitors guide), social media promotion, event listings on event calendar, promotional item distribution, and more.
  • A final report form must be completed within 60 days of completion of the event to receive the final grant payment. The 2020-2021 Community Grant Final Report form can be downloaded HERE.

Failure to comply with the obligations of the Community Grant procedures will prohibit the organization from receiving a grant in the future. If you have any questions in your event planning process, please contact our Community Grant staff liaisonĀ Crystal Davis (515-232-4032).