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Posted on: January 5, 2022

2022 Grant Applications Now Open

Tourism Grants - The Liberty Tourism Committee has opened applications for the 2022 Tourism Grant Program to provide funding support to Liberty’s tourist attractions and destination eventsThe Tourism Grant Program helps these organizations pay for event supplies and/or advertising that would not normally be possible within the existing budget. Both non-profit organizations and locally based businesses are welcome to apply. 

Monies must be used to enhance, not supplant, current events, provide funding for a new event or new advertising campaign, and must be used exclusively to promote tourism. 2022 applications will be due January 31. Interested organizations should apply online » www.libertymissouri.gov/tourismgrants. For more information about the grant or for any questions, contact Claire Rodgers, Communications Manager, at 816.439.4428.


Neighborhood Enhancement Grants - Now in its 11th year, the City of Liberty’s Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program continues to help residents reinvest in their own neighborhoods. With $10,000 in the City’s budget, this matching program allows neighborhood or homeowners’ associations to identify priorities for their neighborhood and to undertake the enhancement project together.

The project must be something that benefits the entire neighborhood and must be located in the city’s right-of-way. Examples of eligible projects include: landscaping, installing signage for a subdivision or neighborhood watch, historical markers, etc. 

More information and the online application is available online at www.libertymissouri.gov/Neighborhoods. The application will be open until all funds are allocated. For more information about the grant or for any questions, contact Jeanine Thill, Community Development Manager, at 816.439.4537.


Art Grants - The Liberty Arts Commission has two grant programs that are designed to increase tourism and encourage participation in the arts by residents and visitors to Liberty. Grant recipients will be chosen based on artistic excellence, accomplishments to date, the promise of future achievement, accessibility to the public and likelihood of increasing tourism to the City of Liberty.

  • The Annual Grant is a $5,000 matching grant for an art or art related program or event with an emphasis on community engagement and bringing tourism to Liberty. Applicants are required to provide at least a one-to-one dollar match, meaning at least half of the expenses of the project or program must be covered through the applicant’s own resources, both monetary or in-kind donations. The projects must take place in Liberty, but any individual or organization in the greater Kansas City area is eligible to apply. Applications are due March 1 at noon
  • The Mini Grant program provides up to five $1,000 grants for art or art related programs or events with an emphasis on community engagement and bringing tourism to Liberty. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and must be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the proposed project / event takes place. Applications are reviewed monthly at the Liberty Arts Commission meeting. 

More information about both the Annual and Mini Grant programs and online applications are available through www.libertymissouri.gov/artgrants. For more information about the grant or for any questions, contact Jeanine Thill, Community Development Manager, at 816.439.4537.

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