Special Event Grants Program

The CRA’s Special Event Grants Program supports diverse arts and cultural opportunities to encourage a variety of entertainment within the area. The purpose of this program is to provide funding through grants to support events that promote the goals and objectives of CRA’s Redevelopment Plan for the area, the DTOutlook

Events held in the downtown area serves to bring together a wide variety of people, both locally and nationally, to experience engaged programming that will help to build social connections and strengthen the economic development of the area.  

Applications are closed and will reopen January 1, 2022 for events taking place May 2022 - October 2022.

For an event to be eligible it must:

  • Occur entirely within the downtown CRA boundaries (if an event has multiple locations, the CRA will only consider funding the event portion occurring within the Area)
  • Be open to the public
  • Meet the objectives of the DTOutlook and the special event definition stated above
  • Have attendance of more than 10,000 people
  • Occur after approval of any funding under this Program
  • Event must not have received funding under the CRA Small Special Events Program in the same calendar year

 View Large Special Event Program(PDF, 168KB) guidelines. 

For an event to be eligible it must:

  • Occur entirely within the downtown CRA boundaries (if an event has multiple locations, the CRA will only consider funding the event portion occurring within the Area)
  • Be open to the public
  • Meet the objectives of the DTOutlook and the special event definition stated above
  • Have attendance of less than 10,000 people
  • Occur after approval of any funding under this Program
  • Event must not have received funding under the CRA’s Large Special Event Program for the same calendar year

View Small Event Program guidelines(PDF, 166KB).