The purpose of the Albany County Tourism Board (ACTB) is to provide for the promotion of travel and tourism within the various areas of Albany County. The goal of the grant process is to assist non-profit organizations with the marketing of events designed to generate overnight stays in Albany County lodging facilities. Albany County Tourism Board is funded by a 4% lodging tax collected from guests staying in paid accommodations within the county.
1. Review Grant Guidelines
Before downloading the grant application, we ask that you please review the application guidelines.
2. Budget and Grant Application
Once you have read the guidelines, please complete the grant application and budget spreadsheet* below and submit the information to the Albany County Tourism Board. Grants must be presented by your representative at the next monthly board meeting, scheduled on the third Monday of each month at 4 PM. Forms must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting to be considered that month.
* For grant requests exceeding $5,000, a full profit and loss statement must be provided.
3. Reporting to the Board
To help with your wrap-up project report and evaluation, which must be submitted at the end of your event in order to remit payment, please complete and attach the following forms:
For more information, please contact the Visit Laramie team by calling 307-745-4195 or emailing us events[at]visitlaramie.org.
Visit Laramie and the Albany County Tourism Board is proud to have sponsored the following projects and events in the past, paid for by the 4% lodging tax:
307 Film Festival – $1,800
Albany County School District – $5,250
Christmas in Centennial – $500
Cowboy Turf Wars – $4,500
Elevation Celebration – $2,000
Evening at the Ivinsons’ – $2,500
Future Business Leaders of America – $2,500
Laramie Chamber Business Alliance – $500
Laramie Epic Bike Race – $1,500
Laramie Firefighters Golf Tournament – $500
Laramie Jubilee Days – $15,000
Laramie Picklebrawl – $1,500
Laramie Youth Basketball Tournament – $1,000
Laramie Wayfinding Project – $15,000
Main Street Alliance Program – $500
Pilot Hill Project – $10,000
Senior Olympics – $3,000
Special Olympics – $4,000
Tom Horn Days – $1,850
USA Softball of Wyoming – $3,350
WY Association of Municipalities – $15,000
WY High School State Swim Meet – $2,000
WY Writer’s Conference – $1,500
WY Tennis Association – $1,000