Missouri Division of Tourism’s 2024 Juneteenth Grant information can be found below. Non-profit and civic organizations across Missouri are encouraged to learn more and prepare their application for consideration.
Eligible areas: Statewide
Eligible applicants: Nonprofit organizations, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), city and county governments.
Note for applicants: Applications for events in cities with a population of fewer than 50,000 residents may only receive funding for one Juneteenth event. The number of applicants, available funding at the time of application, projected event attendance, and the application score will be considered in making this determination.
Eligible uses of grant funds
This grant covers eligible costs and expenses related to development and activation of a 2024 Juneteenth celebration.
Grant funds may be used to cover costs associated with, but no limited to: venue rental and usage, event marketing and advertising, live entertainment, security, event staging, clean up, food vendors, volunteer support, non-alcoholic beverages, audio/visual equipment. Grant funds cannot be used for staff salaries or to provide compensation to volunteers.
Administrative costs, such as printing, mailing and material purchases (paper, mailing supplies, etc.) may be covered by the grant, but shall not exceed 10 percent of the total grant amount.
Publicly accessible works of art related to Juneteenth or that represent Black history and culture in the area in which the work is placed, including murals, markers, plaques and sculptures may also be funded as part of the application process. The cost of such works must be 50 percent or less of the overall amount of the applicant’s grant request. MDT has no local authority; as such, applicants must follow all local regulations in accordance with all ordinances, city codes and other local rules that govern the placement of public art.
Applicants may request grants in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $150,000.
Cities with a population of fewer than 50,000 residents may only receive funding for one Juneteenth event. The number of applicants, available funding at the time of application, projected event attendance, and the application score will be considered in making this determination.
Applications submitted to MDT will be reviewed and scored to determine the eligibility of the event based on criteria below.
Additional elements that may improve the application
The following items will be considered in the application review process and may impact the level of funding available to the applicant.
In the event an application fails to meet one of the above-posted criteria, but otherwise aligns with the objectives of Juneteenth grant funding, the Division of Tourism reserves the right to provide grant support to that event.
Missouri Division of Tourism
301 West High Street, Suite 290
Jefferson City, MO 65102