The BCVB Sports Grant Program was developed to create new or enhance existing events that will attract out-of-town visitors to Bloomington increasing hotel occupancy and providing economic development for our community.


  • Eligible applicants include a sport event and/or sport organization that creates tourism and visitor spending in Bloomington area
  • BCVB's Sports Grant Program Committee (SGPC) and staff will be reviewing grants with final ratification from the BCVB's full Board of Directors
  • Emphasis on NEW tournaments
  • Tournaments that have already been booked are not eligible
  • Maximum number of grants per event is up to 1 per year for up to 3 years
  • Applicant must use BCVB's lead service for securing hotel rooms
  • Maximum amount that can be awarded per application is $2,500

Review Detailed Guidelines Prior to Completing the Application


  • Applications must be received by 5:00pm CST February 1, 2019
  • Award announcements will be made by 5:00pm CST April 5, 2019

If you are interested in applying for the BCVB Sports Grant Program please complete the application and someone will contact you within 1 business day.


If you have questions, contact Todd Lehrke, Director, Sports Development at or 952-278-8518.