VTC DMO WanderLove Grant Program Applications Now Open
VTC is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Grants. The grants are designed to provide immediate recovery marketing funds to destination marketing organizations (DMO) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. VTC will provide up to 50 grants to DMOs in the amount of up to $10,000 each. This program is open to only recognized Virginia DMOs.
VTC has created a new integrated summer campaign, WanderLove, that will provide travel inspiration for epic Virginia Road Trips. The campaign will feature outdoor recreation, hidden gems, small towns, and VTC’s signature LOVEworks program. This grant will provide DMO partners a simple and flexible way to participate in the WanderLove program. Each recipient will be equipped with creative templates and resources to highlight their own destination. Successful recipients will be required to incorporate components for the WanderLove campaign.
Deadline for applications for the VTC DMO WanderLove Grant Program is no later than 5:00 PM on July 2, 2020.
To access the application, please visit: https://www.vatc.org/wanderlove-grant/.
Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program
The VTC Marketing Leverage Program applications are currently closed.
- The VTC Offices are currently closed and staff are working remotely due to the impact of COVID-19.
- During this time, there will be delays in processing MLP Reimbursement Requests. VTC will make every effort to process requests as quickly as possible.
- VTC also realizes that existing MLP awardees may need to make changes to their Marketing Plans. VTC will work with all partners to assist with any revisions that are needed. Please contact Angela Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding these changes.
- The next round of MLP applications will open in August 2020. Stay tuned for more details. VTC will let our travel industry partners know when the next round of applications open.
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
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) Small Towns Pilot Initiative Program Applications Now Open. Deadline April 10, 2020.
The Virginia TRRC is now accepting applications for the TRRC Small Town Pilot Initiative Program. The program is open to towns within the TRRC service area, with populations under 5,500. Programs may include development of co-working spaces, entrepreneurial support, building improvement, and other projects that help address high vacancy rates in downtown areas. The deadline is April 10, 2020. More information can be found at https://www.revitalizeva.org/trrc-small-towns-pilot-initiative/.