Indiana Destination Development Corporation Awards & Grant Information

The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC, Indiana Tourism) offers grants to cities, towns, counties, nonprofit entities and others located in Indiana that are involved with tourism promotion and development. Projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local economies and communities throughout Indiana by means of enhancing, expanding and promoting the visitor industry are eligible to receive funding.

Indiana Destination Development Grants

The Indiana Destination Development Grant seeks to fund high-impact projects that raise Indiana’s capacity for attracting visitors and providing new and unique tourism experiences, while enhancing the quality of life for residents. Look for applications for our 2024-25 round of funding to be posted in Fall 2024.

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Indiana Destination Development Grants

The 2024 round of applications is closed. The next round of applications should open in Fall 2024.

Read about prior winning destination development grant projects: 2021, 2024

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IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grants

The 2024 round of grants is closed. New grant programming should launch in Fall 2024.

Grant Informational Webinar Held 10/25

Learn more about the Indiana Destination Development Grant and the IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grant by watching our informational webinar above from October 25, 2023. Use the link below to view the slides from the webinar.

Team Indiana Grant Opportunities

Sports Tourism Business Development Grants are available for tourism or sports-related organizations hosting events in Indiana. The purpose of these funds is to support, enhance, and grow sporting events as well as strengthen bids to attract new business to Indiana. The maximum grant per event is $20,000 to be paid as a reimbursement. Support from the Indiana Destination Development Coporation and Indiana Sports Corp make this grant program possible.

Team Indiana Grant Program >

Team Indiana Grant Guidelines >

Team Indiana Grant Application >

Will Koch Tourism Leadership, Visit Indiana Leadership & Hoosier Hospitality Awards

The IDDC awards program will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Eiteljorg.

Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award Nomination Form

Named after the late Will Koch, long-time owner and president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and chief executive officer of its parent company, Koch Development Corporation, the award honors Mr. Koch’s devotion to business and community and his lasting impact on the State of Indiana. A deserving Hoosier who demonstrates the following qualities will receive the award each year.

  • Leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to invest in Indiana;

  • Commitment to tourism and business development in Indiana;

  • Dedication to improving Indiana’s travel and tourism profile; and

  • Distinguished Service to the community.

Visit Indiana Leadership Award Nomination Form

This award is designed for individuals who have stepped forward and provided exemplary service and leadership to the tourism industry in Indiana. The individual also sees the importance of developing and promoting Indiana's tourism industry and is an active participant in leading the industry forward in their community. This award is for people who work with and in the field supporting the industry and are leaders in their communities. Frontline workers are not eligible.

Hoosier Hospitality Award Nomination Form

These awards are presented by the Lt. Governor and recognize a high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations. This includes tour guides, volunteers, ushers, etc. ANYONE in the hospitality and tourism industry.

See our 2023 winners here!






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