Visit Enid Grant Guidelines & Application


August 31 is the deadline for grant applications for events to be held October 1 – April 30.

March 31 is the deadline for grant applications for events to be held May 1 – September 30.

The application will be reviewed by the Visit Enid staff and the Visit Enid Advisory Board. If approved, the entity will receive 60% of the requested amount at the beginning of the process. There will be a checklist provided that details the use of the Visit Enid logo and other information.

All organizations approved for grant funds must submit a Post Event Report Form within 60 days of the funded project to be eligible for the remaining 40% of the grant.  The Post Event Report will be reviewed by Visit Enid to determine how well the project met its goals and be used when reviewing funding requests in the future.  After the Post Event Form is reviewed and approved, the entity will receive the remaining 40% of the requested amount.

Priority will be given to those projects that demonstrate an ability to generate overnight visitors to Enid.  Projects can prove this potential by a) historic information on the number of room nights used during previous years of the same activities, b) prospective information on a room block that has been reserved at area hotels for anticipated overnight guests attending the funded activity; and/or c) marketing of programs and activities in the event which will encourage overnight visitors to use local lodging properties.

Events and/or projects must not limit attendance by age, sex, race or other means. Visit Enid encourages all event organizers to patronize Enid businesses for food, supplies, materials, printing, etc.

Along with the application, please submit the following:

  • Marketing Plan
  • List of Board of Directors and committee members with contact phone numbers
  • Budget for project, including all funding sources and in-kind.
  • Letters of Support
  • Schedule of activities or events relating to the project
  • Timeline for project if applicable

Submit to:

Visit Enid

201 W. Garriott

Enid, OK 73701

(If submitting via USPS, envelope must be postmarked by August 31 OR March 31)


Rob Houston, Director, Visit Enid


Download the Grant Application here. 

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Since its exciting, unique beginning on that hot, dusty day in September, 1893, Enid has prided itself on its adventurous spirit. Just a two-hour drive or less from Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita, Enid is conveniently located and is an ideal setting for that want-to-get-away feeling we all get.