About Us

Yellowstone-Teton Territory is a private not-for-profit tourism organization whose membership spans over 7,500 square miles in six Eastern Idaho counties: Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton. Our goals are to promote and market Eastern Idaho nationally and globally to future visitors, and to promote all types of recreational activities, events, and festivals in our region and the state of Idaho.

ITC and YTT Tourism Grants

ITC Tourism Grants

Idaho tourism projects are funded by a 2% tax paid by travelers and collected by the state’s hotel, motel, vacation rental, and private campground owners. 45% of the funds collected are used for statewide programs targeted at domestic and international travelers, tour operators, travel agents, travel journalists, and content creators. Another 45% is distributed back to communities through the grant program. The remaining 10% is used for the administration of the Tourism office. You can learn more about the grant here. 

The Yellowstone Teton Territory (YTT) is the sole grant recipient for Eastern Idaho and works with several tourism related businesses, organizations, attractions, and event coordinators to utilize these funds to increase the tourism industry in our region. 

If you would like to receive funding for a special event, marketing, or other projects that promote tourism to one of the six counties in Eastern Idaho, which include Bonneville, Teton, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, and Clark, please follow the instructions under the YTT Tourism Grant Applications. You can also find more information about the types of projects that are funded in the ITC Handbook.

 

YTT Tourism Grants

Applications must be received on or before Feb 1, 2023. Qualifying applications will be reviewed by the Yellowstone Teton Territory Board. Applicants may be asked to attend a presentation meeting prior to a funding request decision being made. Organizations seeking funds will be notified in writing within 30 days of the board’s final decision regarding the funding request.

Post Event Report for ITC Grant Recipients

All events receiving funding from the Idaho Travel Council Grant are required to submit a post event report to YTT. Failure to do so will result in an inability to apply for ITC grant funds during future funding cycles.

Event results including:

  • Estimated attendance numbers and demographic profile (include method used to arrive at attendance estimate)
  • Percentage of non-local attendees that came specifically for the event
  • Explanation of how attendees were directed to lodging opportunities
  • Estimated number of room nights booked in association with event
  • Estimated impact on retail and restaurant revenues during the event
  • Summary of the estimated Return on Investment to the region. 
  • Future growth potential for this event including increased attendance, future sponsorship and media exposure opportunities

Register Here For Grants:

Get more info about how to become a member.

What does it mean for you?

Your membership and involvement in YTT helps enhance and carry out selected programs each year. These programs are designed to successfully promote the region and bring visitors and their dollars to area businesses. Through YTT, you can be involved in the grant allocation process that determines our regional marketing focus, priorities, and programs.

YTT serves member businesses by offering a wide array of marketing and promotional opportunities, including:

  • Representation in regional directories

  • Important web presence on YTT website

  • Representation of YTT and your business at various travel shows

  • Eligibility for cooperative marketing packages

  • Representation in YTT 800 number inquiries and fulfillment

  • Access to direct mail lists

Membership requirements:

  • Tourism and recreation-related businesses are eligible to join.

  • Must be a resident in one of the following counties in Idaho: Bonneville, Jefferson, Madison, Clark, Teton, and Fremont.