Event Sponsorships

Application for NCOT Event Sponsorship

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) considers event sponsorships on a quarterly basis for the purpose of promoting tourism to both in-state and out-of-state visitors. Unlike the rural grant program, Nevada events held in communities of more than 100,000 residents may be eligible to receive funding. On a fiscal year basis, $125,000 is available for NCOT to award upon review. The objectives of the Commission’s funding support are as follows:

  1. To provide funding to new and existing events for the promotion of Nevada outdoor recreation, sports, arts, and heritage that have the potential to generate tourism to or within the state. Preference will be given to events which have high potential for drawing out-of-market, out-of-state, or international attendance, improve direct visitor spending, and promote overnight stays.
  2. To provide seed funding for new events or to assist with event growth. Future sponsorship funding will decrease over time as the events become successful enough to become self-sustaining.