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TOURISM GRANT PROGRAM

 

Important Grant Documents:

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this grant program is to increase visitation, enhance the visitor experience, and increase overnight stays in Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. A percentage of each county's room tax is allocated to a grant program specifically established to support the county’s tourism assets.

GRANT ADMINISTRATION
The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is the administrator of the grant programs, overseeing the documentation process and compliance with guidelines. Grants are subject to audit each year. Grants are disbursed at the direction of the grant committee designated by each county.

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
Criteria and guidelines are established by each county. Please refer to your county guidelines as several requirements have changed.

“I WANT A GRANT.  NOW HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT?"
Here are simple grant writing tips to help you submit a successful grant.

2016 Grant Writing Workshop Presentation
Review the PowerPoint Presentation given at the County Coffee Chats by LHVB President & CEO, Reneé Seifert. Click to view the PDF of the presentation.   

2016 Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Media Kit

The media kit outlines all of the marketing & participation opportunities that exist with partnership with the LHVB. Timelines, deadlines, and project overviews are included for each, please reach out to the sales contact on each page for further information.

Research
Looking for some tourism research & economic development studies? Take a look at travel studies located on our Research Page.

View Grant Information by County:


2016  Tourism Grant Timeline by County

Somerset County

Grant Applications are currently available here: Somerset County Tourism Grant Program 

Deadline for receipt at LHVB Offices: No later than 4:30 PM on FRIDAY, January 29, 2016

Granting decisions will be determined and notification will be announced mid to late March 2016.


Westmoreland County

Grant Applications are currently available here: Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program 

Deadline for receipt at LHVB Offices: No later than 4:30 PM on FRIDAY, January 29, 2016

Granting decisions will be determined and notification will be announced mid to late March 2016.


Fayette County

Grant Applications are currently available here: Fayette County Tourism Grant Program 

Deadline for receipt at LHVB Offices: No later than 4:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2016

Granting decisions will be determined and notification will be announced in mid to late April, 2016.


Any questions as you work through the process can be addressed to Reneé Seifert, President & CEO of the LHVB, rseifert@laurelhighlands.org, 724-238-5661 ext. 105.