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The Tompkins County Tourism Program offers a variety of grant programs. All tourism grants are funded exclusively from the Hotel Room Occupancy Tax. The Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) advises the Tompkins County Legislature on all tourism grant programs and awards.

Detailed information on specific grant programs is provided below:


 

Tourism Project Grant

Tourism Project grants fund efforts that draw visitors to Tompkins County for overnight stays or accomplish other critical actions listed in the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan [PDF]. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, award ranges, and the evaluation process.

Applications for the spring round of Tourism Project Grants will become available in January, 2019. All applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application.

Tourism Marketing & Advertising Grant

Tourism Marketing & Advertising grants fund marketing and advertising campaigns that attract visitors from outside Tompkins County. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, award ranges, and the evaluation process.

Applications for the spring round of Tourism Marketing & Advertising Grants will become available in January, 2019. All applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application.

Community Celebrations Grant

Community Celebrations grants support local events that convey our unique culture and history. The goal of this grant is to enhance quality of life for residents. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, award ranges, and the evaluation process.

The County Historian provides guidance on this grant program.

Applications for the spring round of Community Celebrations Grants will become available in January, 2019. All applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application.

Tourism Capital Grant

Tourism Capital grants support major investments in visitor-generating projects such as theaters, museums, and other major cultural and recreational attractions. The funds can be used for design, renovation, and new building projects; investments in unique permanent installations such as exhibits; and feasibility studies of potential capital projects. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, award ranges, and the evaluation process.

Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) assists with the administration of this grant program. All parties interested in this grant are strongly encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with Martha Armstrong: marthaa@tcad.org.

Applications for the 2019 round of Tourism Capital grants will become available in January, 2019. All applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application.

Strategic Tourism Implementation Grant

The Strategic Tourism Implementation grant supports projects that substantially advance critical actions identified in the 2020 Strategic Tourism Plan or other tourism implementation plans. This funding opportunity is intended to be flexible in terms of the types of proposals that will be considered which may include local tourism program and industry research priorities. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, award ranges, and the evaluation process.

Letters of interest for Strategic Tourism Implementation grants are accepted continuously. All letters of interest must be submitted online through Common Grant Application.

Arts & Cultural Organization Development Grant

Funding provided through the Arts & Cultural Organization Development (ACOD) grant supports financial and/or strategic planning and implementation, organizational stabilization, and capacity building for local organizations.

The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) assists with the administration of this grant program. All parties interested in this grant are strongly encouraged to engage with John Spence at their earliest convenience: director@artspartner.org.

ACOD funding awards cover 2-year periods. The current funding period runs from 2018 to 2019.