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Cooperative Marketing Grant Program

Grants to Bedford County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for the
Marketing of Events that Attract Visitors from Outside the County

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Bedford County Visitors Bureau

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Grants of up to $8,000 to Bedford County, Pennsylvania nonprofits to help support events that are aimed at attracting visitors from outside the County. Funding will be provided for various advertising and printing activities for cooperative marketing funds. Applications made may request up to 50% of an advertising or printing project.

Advertising Requirements: The ad must target an audience outside Bedford County and must include the Visitors Bureau logo/tag line. Membership fees are not considered advertising. Membership listings can’t be in the ad.

Printing Requirements: The printing must be promotional info for an activity or event. Promotional items (mugs, hats, magnets) will not be eligible. If printed materials include no other advertising or membership lists, the applicant may apply for up to 50% of the cost of the piece. The printed piece must include the Visitors Bureau logo or tag line. Printed materials that include paid advertising, paid listings or membership listings will not receive matching funds. Ads in the Bedford County Visitors Guide are not eligible.

Applications will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. The potential to draw visitors from outside of the Bedford County area.
2. The long-term record of the group / agency requesting funds.
3. The perceived value and effectiveness of the advertising / printing requested.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165035

Estimated Size of Grant:

Nonprofit attractions/events may request up to 50% of the cost of one or more eligible projects. The maximum any group may receive during a fiscal year is $8,000.

Term of Contract:

The application deadline for this grant is for projects that are scheduled between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit attractions and nonprofit events within Bedford County may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

For a project scheduled during calendar year 2017, the application must be submitted by November 15, 2017.

The Bedford County Visitors Bureau will notify you before December 30, 2017 if your application has been approved.

Grant Applications for 2019 will not be available until October 01, 2018.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application form in PDF and MS DOC versions, as well as the grant guidelines.

Matching Grant Program:

Note that this is a matching grant program. Matching funds will be provided to the applicant in the form of a reimbursement. To receive the reimbursement:

1. Upon completion of the advertisement or printing project, provide an advertising proof or a copy of the printed piece to the Visitors Bureau. The ad proof must include a clearly discernable logo / tag line.

2. Provide proof of payment-in-full (cancelled check) for the project along with a copy of the invoice. Reimbursement payment will be made after ad/print proof, invoice copy and payment proof are received.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications should be sent to the Bedford County Visitors Bureau, 131 South Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522.

Contact Information:

Tina Pittman, Office Manager
Bedford County Visitors Bureau

Phone: (814) 623-1771
Fax: (814) 623-1671

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Bedford County