Meet in New York Grant Program

To assist with the revitalization of the meetings and events industry in New York State, Governor Hochul has allocated $25 million for the Meet In New York Grant Program.

Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism will award grants to qualifying New York State event venues and lodging properties as they competitively bid on new meeting and event business. The program will subsidize a portion of negotiated client discounts, up to $2 million dollars, on meeting space rental fees and group overnight lodging rates. To capitalize on the economic impact of the program, eligible event types will be limited to those that drive tourism and visitors to New York State.

This grant:

  • Does not require a match
  • Is not a loan, and does not need to be paid back
  • Is open to all venues that host conferences, meetings, convention, tradeshows and events
  • Is for events that take place prior to 12/31/25

For assistance with the application process, consultations with an application advisor are available by calling 518-292-5206.