Grant Program

Sports Indiana supports events statewide.        yours could be next.  


effective April 1, applications for 2019 events will no longer be accepted. Please continue to submit applications for events in 2020 & beyond.


Sports Tourism Business Development Grants

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 Office of Tourism Development and Indiana Sports Corp make this grant program possible.


Grants and Economic Impact

The events supported by Sports Indiana grants benefit our communities by generating significant economic impact through visitor spending.  


Grant Process

Any organization hosting a sporting event in Indiana is eligible to apply for a grant. Check out the grant guidelines for all the requirements. 


Applications are accepted year-round but must be submitted at least two months prior to the event. The Grant Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month.


Grant recipients will receive grant funding once all parts of the post event report and economic impact calculations are complete.


Calculate the Economic Impact

Use the online calculator to calculate the economic impact that will be generated through participant spending.

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2019 & Beyond

At this time we are no longer accepting grant applications for 2019 events. We will continue to review applications for events in 2020 and beyond. It is encouraged to apply early including as part of the bid process.

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awarded grants

View grant recipients from past years.