NTDF applications are now available online. Beginning July 18, 2016, the eligibility and funding applications are merged; only one application is required.
Before preparing your application, fully read the NTDF Applicant Guidelines in advance of submitting an application. It is recommended that you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 11+ as your browser. Internet Explorer 8 or 9 browsers are not supported.
Please Note: All applicants, regardless if first-time or reapplying, must register with the new online application system by creating an organizational profile. You must confirm the registration by email before starting a new application.
You will have 60 days from when you created the application to complete and submit the application, otherwise your application will expire. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM (CST) on the date the application is due. If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or on a holiday, the application will be due on the following business day at 5:00 PM (CST).
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program applications are accepted on an annual and quarterly basis.
Annual Application Cycle* (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 (closed)
For projects that occur between May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 (*Now combined with First Quarter Application Cycle)
- Applicant presentations to NTDF Committee: Late January through early February 2020
- Award recommendations by Committee to Mayor and City Council: Late February 2020
- Finalization of awards by Mayor and City Council and applicant notification: Early April 2020
2nd Quarter Application Cycle (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
For projects that occur between August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
3rd Quarter Application Cycle (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)
Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
For projects that occur between November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
4th Quarter Application Cycle (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
For projects that occur between February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
The NTDF Committee has criteria to evaluate the merits of each application based on the values outlined by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Applicants should consider the following criteria (and corresponding weights) when completing an application:
- Economic and Neighborhood Impact (55 points)
- Activity/Program Merit and Excellence (25 points)
- Organizational Capacity (20 points)
View the NTDF Evaluation Criteria page for details.
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) Links