What is the VA250 Tourism Marketing Program?
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the VA250 Tourism Marketing Program. This program is a partnership between the VA250 Commission and Virginia Tourism Corporation and is designed to support, promote, and market programming, events, and interpretive signage related to quests for freedom against the backdrop of America’s 250th commemoration.
America’s 250th is a nationwide commemoration and Virginia communities are encouraged to begin planning and preparations for statewide commemorations in the coming years. Programs must support the mission of the VA250 Commission and drive visitation to Virginia destinations.
In the future, this program is tentatively slated to open twice per year in 2023, 2024, and 2025. Applicants may apply in future rounds even if they have made a prior application. However, program criteria may change as the VA250 Commission develops its commemoration plans.
PLEASE NOTE: This application is ONLY open to official VA250 certified community committees. Information on how to become a VA250 certified community and committee is on www.VA250.org.
This application has a 90-day application window so applicants can prepare their application according to the following specific requirements:
Becoming an official VA250 certified community and committee requires a resolution be passed by the locality’s governing body. This resolution must be uploaded with the application. A sample resolution can be found on www.VA250.org.
If the application includes interpretive signage, applicants must upload a draft of the signage text/design with the application. Applicants that include interpretive signage are encouraged to research the Road to Revolution trail signage opportunity that is referenced in the program terms and conditions.
Letters of support from the local or regional Destination Marketing Organization and from two supporting partners are required in this application.
Please review the Word Document that contains a checklist and helpful hints to help you complete your application. Please review the Terms and Conditions of this program. This is a reimbursement program.
- Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- NO extensions to this deadline will be possible.
- Award announcements will be made in mid-April 2023