2017-04-19 / News

Applications welcome for tourism funding

Delhi — The Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board is accepting applications for funding under the newly created Tourism Promotion & Development Grant program. Applications for grant assistance under this program must be hand-delivered to the Delaware County Department of Economic Development or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. The Tourism Promotion & Development Grant program will focus on two categories of awards; Promotion/Marketing and Community Celebrations.

Submission guidelines

Grant requests submitted under the Promotion/Marketing category should be designed to promote specific locales, activities or tourism segments in Delaware County and target a defined market of non-county visitors they hope to attract. In general, funds requested under this category should be used to cover costs related to printed materials, web site and social media marketing and other promotional materials and initiatives. The maximum amount of funding available for a Promotion/Marketing Grant is $5,000.

Grant requests submitted under the Community Celebrations category will be awarded to support events, programs, or a series of events that seek to build upon historical, musical, culinary, agricultural, recreational and/or cultural traditions of the area and hold the reasonable potential to attract non-county visitors. Events must be open to the general public. Community Celebrations limited to serving the local community without a strategy for growth or not seeking to attract non-county visitors are not likely to be funded. The maximum amount of funding available for a Community Celebration Grant is $1,000.

Municipalities, nonprofit corporations and certain not-for-profit entities are eligible for funding. However, applicants may apply under the fiscal sponsorship of a municipality or non-profit organization with the formal approval of such entity. All grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and will require a minimum one-to-one cash match.

For a copy of the program guidelines and application, applicants may contact the Delaware County Department of Economic Development at 607 832-5123, email them at ecodev@co.delaware.ny.us or stop by the office located at One Courthouse Square in the Village of Delhi. The program guidelines and application are also available on the Department website at www.dcecodev.com.

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