Indiana Destination Development Corporation Awards & Grant Information

The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC, Indiana Tourism) offers grants to cities, towns, counties, nonprofit entities and others located in Indiana that are involved with tourism promotion and development. Projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local economies and communities throughout Indiana by means of enhancing, expanding and promoting the visitor industry are eligible to receive funding.

2023 IN Indiana Placemaking & Public Art Activation Grants

The IDDC Public Art Activation Grant and IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grant look to create community activations of the IN Indiana identifier throughout the state of Indiana by commissioning public art projects and creating placemaking signage. Applications must be submitted by March 17, 2023. 

All materials must be submitted by March 17, 2023, as one complete PDF document to for consideration.

The Public Art and Placemaking Activation Grants are being offered in place of the Destination Development Grant program in 2023. Look for the Destination Development Grant's possible return in 2024.

Read about prior winning destination development grant projects: 20172018201920202021


County Line Orchard

IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grants

All materials must be submitted by March 17, 2023, as one complete PDF document to for consideration.

A&B Farmhouse, IN Indiana Mural

IN Indiana Public Art Activation Grants

All materials must be submitted by March 17, 2023, as one complete PDF document to for consideration.

2022 Public Art Activation Grant Recipients

Team Indiana Grant Opportunities

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.

Team Indiana Grant Program >

Team Indiana Grant Guidelines >

Team Indiana Grant Application >

Will Koch Tourism Leadership, Visit Indiana Leadership & Hoosier Hospitality Awards

The IDDC awards program will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Indiana Historical Society.

Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award Nomination Form

Named after the late Will Koch, long-time owner and president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and chief executive officer of its parent company, Koch Development Corporation, the award honors Mr. Koch’s devotion to business and community and his lasting impact on the State of Indiana. A deserving Hoosier who demonstrates the following qualities will receive the award each year.

  • Leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to invest in Indiana;

  • Commitment to tourism and business development in Indiana;

  • Dedication to improving Indiana’s travel and tourism profile; and

  • Distinguished Service to the community.

Visit Indiana Leadership Award Nomination Form

This award is designed for individuals who have stepped forward and provided exemplary service and leadership to the tourism industry in Indiana. The individual also sees the importance of developing and promoting Indiana's tourism industry and is an active participant in leading the industry forward in their community. This award is for people who work with and in the field supporting the industry and are leaders in their communities. Frontline workers are not eligible.

Hoosier Hospitality Award Nomination Form

These awards are presented by the Lt. Governor and recognize a high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations. This includes tour guides, volunteers, ushers, etc. ANYONE in the hospitality and tourism industry.






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