VTC’s Grant Opportunities

About VTC: VTC stands for Virginia Tourism Corporation, which is the state of Virginia’s tourism organization. VTC promotes and drives tourism for the state of Virginia and supports the localities in Virginia. 

Grant program information

VTC has a variety of grant opportunities that are open and are available for local businesses to apply. For more detailed information about the grant opportunities, you can watch the Funding Program Webinar and view the webinar slide deck. We highly recommend you watch the webinar before you start the grant application.

 The following VTC Grant program applications are OPEN:

  • Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program
  • Virginia Special Events and Festivals Program 

See additional information, deadlines, and links below. Both grants are due on March 8th, 2022 by 5 pm, and decisions are made by VTC by April 15th, 2022.

Click here to apply to the VTC Recovery Marketing Leverage Program Grant Application

  • Eligibility: This program is open for small businesses, private-sector attractions, accommodations, and events.
  • Description: A matching grant program to leverage existing marketing funds. Requires a research-based and measurable marketing plan. 
  • Funding Tiers: $10,000 for most applicants; $20,000 for ticketed attractions with at least 100,000 visitors in a calendar year.
  • Important Note: 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. 
  • Questions?: For information and questions, please email [email protected].

 

Information needed for your application:

  • DMO Information: In the application, you will find a section listed as, ‘DMO Information’. Select ‘Stafford County’, from the drop down menu selection as we are your local DMO (Destination Marketing Organization).
  • Partner Spoke 1: If you would like to list Tour Stafford as a partner in your application, use the information below.
    Partner name: Stafford County Tourism
    Describe your partners role in your marketing campaign: Tour Stafford’s marketing efforts consist of event sharing, social media sharing, and overall marketing that comes from the website.

Click here to apply to the Virginia Special Event and Festivals Program

  • Eligibility: Virginia-based special events and festivals for marketing and operations of special events and festivals. Events and festivals are those that are a minimum of two consecutive days and have been held at least two times since 2016.
  • Description: Assist with marketing and production of established Virginia special events and festivals. 
  • Important Note: 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. 
  • Funding Tiers: $10,000 for events with less than 20,000 attendees; $20,000 for events with more than 20,000 attendees.
  • Questions?: For information and questions, please email [email protected].

 

Information needed for your application:

  • DMO Information: In the application, you will find a section listed as, ‘DMO Information’. Select ‘Stafford County’, from the drop down menu selection as we are your local DMO (Destination Marketing Organization).

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