Henderson County Tourism Grant Program Now Open - TribPapers

Henderson County Tourism Grant Program Now Open

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Hendersonville – Applications for the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) grant program are being accepted now through January 22, 2023, using the HCTDA’s online application, available at www.GrantsForTourism.com. $500,000 in grant funding will be awarded to as many Henderson County tourism projects as possible.

There are three grant types: destination marketing grants, destination event grants, and destination enhancement grants. Henderson County businesses and organizations are invited to apply for grant funding for tourism-related events and projects.

“We are grateful we can support our tourism industry,” said Michelle Owens, Executive Director of the HCTDA. “The more money we are able to bring to the area through overnight visitors, the better we can help all of Henderson County, including its citizens.”

Per the HCTDA’s mission, all funding generated through the occupancy tax collection must be used to promote Henderson County as a destination as well as fund tourism-related projects.

Occupancy tax collection comes from taxes paid by visitors when they stay overnight at a lodging property.

Grant requirements can be found on the GrantsForTourism.com website. All questions regarding the application process can be emailed to Amy Boswell at events@visithendersonvillenc.org. Grant award decisions will be made in spring 2023 by the HCTDA Board.