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Lt. Governor Toland Announces $500,000 in Tourism Attraction Development Grants

May 20, 2024

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TOPEKA — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced $500,000 has been awarded in the latest round of Attraction Development Grant funding. The Kansas Tourism grant program assists in the development of sustainable tourism experiences that influence travel decisions and create economic impact, including new jobs, capital investment, revenue and increased visitation.

“High-quality tourism attractions play a large role in the economic success our state has seen over the past five years,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “By establishing and continuing to invest in quality attractions, we are improving the quality of life for current Kansans and creating more reasons for potential future residents to call Kansas home.”

The Attraction Development Grant funding will be divided among 14 new or enhancing existing tourism attraction projects. Grant recipients will invest almost $1.4 million in matching investments toward the approved projects.

“It is exciting to unveil new attractions that give travelers reasons to visit our great state, immerse themselves in our story, and really get to know Kansas,” Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe said. “With these grant awards, we’re not just building destinations, we’re crafting dreams and shaping the future of tourism in Kansas.”

To view the latest Attraction Development Grant recipients, click here.

For more information on the program, click here or contact Kansas Tourism Grant Program Manager Carrie Doud here.

For a full list of grants offered by the Kansas Department of Commerce, click here.