Thank you for your interest in a Tourism grant from the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency (GCTPA). Tourism grants are only available to current GCTPA partners and are awarded once a year. Information about partnership can be found here.

Ten percent (10%) of the Greene County Local Occupancy Tax (Hotel/Motel Tax) is appropriated for a reimbursement grant program specifically established to support the county’s tourism assets. The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the tourism experience, increase tourism visitation, and generate overnight stays within Greene County.

Awards are granted annually on the basis of merit as determined by the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency Board of Directors and administered by the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency and Greene County Commissioners.

 

Now accepting requests for 2020 Funding!

Applications due to the Greene County Tourism office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

2020 Advertising & Promotion Grants

Priority funding will be distributed to applicants that demonstrate a well-rounded marketing plan to their defined audience. As our agency’s overall goal is to generate visitors to help stimulate our county’s economy, it is preferred that the grant funding is utilized for incurred expenses that target an outside-of-Greene-County market for an event, activity or project. Please keep in mind that the reimbursable grant funding should not cover your entire marketing budget, but help offset some of your advertising/marketing expenses directed towards visitors.

Tourism-related advertising & promotion expenses eligible for funding, including but not limited to:

  • Advertising (TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, billboards, etc.)
  • Brochure design and printing
  • Internet website development or enhancement
  • Image marketing (creating photo or film libraries, logo development, new artwork, etc.)

The maximum award is $2,500. Partners should submit one (1) application for each individual event, activity or project falling within the calendar year.

Guidelines: 2020 Tourism Grant Guidelines
Application: 
2020 Advertising & Promotion Application
Application Worksheets: Target Audience or Advertising Plan

2020 Capital Grants

Capital improvements that enhance the visitor’s experience with new development or renovations to current Greene County tourist attractions/amenities will be considered. Priority funding will be distributed to applicants that demonstrate the likelihood of improved visitor experience, increased visitors to the facility, and/or visitors increasing their length of stay in order to visit the facility. The reimbursable grant funding should not cover your entire budget, but help offset some of the incurred expenses.

Tourism-related capital projects eligible for funding, including but not limited to:

  • New construction, expansion and renovation projects
  • Establish new or expand existing facilities for recreational activities, events and performance spaces
  • Acquisition of furnishings, equipment, and/or permanent exhibitions

The maximum award is $5,000. Two awards will be distributed per calendar year.

Guidelines: 2020 Tourism Grant Guidelines
Application: 
2020 Capital Grant Application

2019 Grant Close-Out Reports

A complete close-out report should be submitted within 45 days of the conclusion of your event or project. Applications can be mailed or delivered to Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency (19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370).

The Tourism staff is available to answer questions and assist with any step of the grant process; however, applicants should not expect Tourism staff to complete any or all parts of the application or closeout report.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but are subject to change in the event of holidays or other special circumstances. For more information, call 724-627-8687.

Guidelines: 2019 Tourism Grant Guidelines
Close-Out Report:
2019 Advertising & Promotion Close-Out or 2019 Capital Close-Out

Online Grant Report Submission Form

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