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2021 Cattaraugus County Group B Tourism Promotion Grant Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, and Business
Associations to Promote Local Tourism Opportunities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Enchanted Mountains - Cattaraugus County - Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism (EDPT)

Deadline Date:

03/31/21 Receipt

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, chambers, business associations, festivals, and events to advertise and promote tourism opportunities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support new or expanded tourism events, attractions, experiences, and unique festivals that will draw more tourists for overnight visits, day getaways, and extended stays in Cattaraugus County.

This grant program seeks to establish the importance of programs and opportunities that promote or support the development of specific themes or significant attractions and events, all of which enhance the level of visitor experience in the area. Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with the Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism (EDPT). Emphasis should be placed on advertising outside of Cattaraugus County and will contain the Enchanted Mountains name, logo, and website. 

Types of Advertising:

  • Radio Advertising - Enchanted Mountain Jingle must be used.
  • Television & Video Advertising
  • Newspaper, Magazine, Travel Guide, Newsletter, Special Edition Inserts
  • Internet Advertisements - See helpful page on Online Advertising
  • Brochure, Flyer & Poster Printing
  • Promotion of special package promotions.

Ranking Criteria for Applications:

  • Increase economic impact
  • Increase overall visitations to County
  • Create longer stays and overnight visits
  • Involve collaboration among communities, attractions, and events
  • Promotion of niche activities and experiences that will enhance new visitor interest into the County
  • Emphasize new marketing and or development rather than existing activities
  • Involve partnering with various accommodations for package development and promotions

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149025

Term of Contract:

One year or multi-year support may be requested.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Chambers without full-time staff, business associations, non-profit organizations, events, festivals, and other tourism associated activities. Grantees will partner and coordinate with EDPT.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2021. Funding requests shall be made for each marketing campaign. Applications will be submitted to the EDPT, who will then prioritize and approve or disapprove them.

Note: Awardees will meet with EDPT for award amounts prior to event. All advertising must be placed through EDPT, no exceptions. Prior approval of ad from all parties will be obtained.

A match or share of cost is expected.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail completed application to:
Cattaraugus County EDPT
Group B – Samantha Hayes
303 Court Street
Little Valley, NY 14755

For questions, please feel free to call or email:
- Samantha Hayes: 938-2307 or SLHayes@cattco.org
- Jeremy Knab: 938-2305 or JMKnab@cattco.org

Tourism Promotion Grant Program Questions form: http://enchantedmountains.com/form/questions-tourism-promotion-grant-program

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Cattaraugus County

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