Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program
The VTC Marketing Leverage Program applications are open!
The applications are due back on December 5, 2017.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships and to extend the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign. The objective of this program is to leverage limited marketing dollars, resulting in increased visitor spending, revenue, and jobs.
More information can be found at https://www.vatc.org/grants/leverageprogram/
CRUSH FRIDAY Grant Program
CRUSH FRIDAY Grant ProgramApplications are open. This program is open only to Virginia DMOs. Applications are due on December 14, 2017.
MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT $10,000
VTC believes in the CRUSH FRIDAY message so much that VTC is putting money in the pockets of DMOs who want to help spread the word and attract travelers to their locality. VTC is offering a grant of $10,000 that can be used on anything related to the CRUSH FRIDAY campaign, but you MUST do the following:
- Promote the CRUSH FRIDAY video on your website.
- Share a minimum of three CRUSH FRIDAY-related posts per month on social media.
- Submit a press release to relevant media outlets.
- Identify the top three things to do in your area on a Friday instead of working.
- Secure a minimum of five partners to share the video on their website and post about CRUSH FRIDAY
More information on CRUSH FRIDAY and the CRUSH FRIDAY Grant Program is available at https://www.vatc.org/crushfriday/.
American Evolution™ Marketing Grant Program
Applications are open. Applications are due on November 9, 2017
MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT $7,500
The 2019 Commemoration was created by the Virginia General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities under the brand American Evolution™ to commemorate the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia during 1619, and that continue to influence our nation today. In conjunction with the creation of the American Evolution™ Digital Trail, American Evolution is sponsoring a marketing grant program – administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) – is to assist Virginia localities to establish and market their own destination, history and connection to the American Evolution.
More information at https://www.vatc.org/grants/2019grants/.
VMS Commercial District Affiliate Grants
Virginia Main Street has opened the application process for our first ever Commercial District Affiliate Grants! Affiliate Grants are designed to assist organizations and communities in achieving their downtown revitalization goals and be used for projects or planning purposes. The maximum grant amount is $7,000. Affiliate grants are available to registered DHCD Commercial District Affiliates and Virginia Downtowns. DHCD invites projects that hold the potential for positive impact on the downtown neighborhood’s long-term goals.
Applications for Affiliate Grants will be due on December 1, 2017, and the projects associated with the applications should be completed in our CAMS system by June 1, 2018. See our grant manual.
Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program
Applications are now closed.
NEW!! MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT $10,000
The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. The purpose of the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program – administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) – is to assist Virginia communities and related World War I and World War II sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations. More information can be found at https://www.vatc.org/grants/wwgrants/.
Virginia Music Festival Sponsorship grant program
Applications are now CLOSED.
Please contact Angela Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the Grant Notification List to receive future updates on this program.
The VTC Music Festival Sponsorship Program is a funding source for established (non-startup) music festivals in Virginia to help grow music festivals in Virginia, increase visitation to Virginia communities, and to extend the Virginia is for Music Lovers brand. VTC funds can be used for any production aspects needed for the festival. Examples include entertainment costs, production costs, staging, etc. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.vatc.org/grants/festivalgrant/.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has established a financing program for qualified Virginia tourism development projects.This program provides two different tiers of financing to compensate for a shortfall in project funding. Learn more at https://www.vatc.org/TDFP