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Grants to Pocahontas County, West Virginia Nonprofits
and Businesses to Promote Tourism Opportunities

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Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Deadline Date:

09/10/18 Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $4,000 to Pocahontas County, West Virginia nonprofit and for-profit organizations to promote tourism opportunities that are likely to increase overnight lodging. Funding must be used primarily for advertising to draw visitors from outside a 50 miles radius of the event. Events must be open to the public and must not discriminate based on race, sex, religion or handicap.

The PCCVB will mail event brochures to WV Welcome Centers and select regional CVB offices for a fee of $35. This fee will be automatically deducted from the approved grant amount, if the event chooses to apply this optional service.

The PCCVB maintains an event webpage for each awarded event.

At least 85% of grant funding must go towards advertising in media outlets located beyond a 50 mile radius from the event location.

A maximum of 15% of the granted amount may be used for promotional/memorabilia giveaways, not to be sold. Items may include but are not limited to T-shirts, mugs, key rings.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178462

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations will be eligible to receive funding for event advertising up to 100% of the event advertising budget, but not exceeding $2,000 for a one day event and not to exceed $4,000 for events lasting two or more days.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Groups seeking funds may be either for-profit or nonprofit.

Pre-Application Information:

All funded groups must submit an advertising budget and provide a certificate of liability insurance for the event

A PCCVB request form for funding must be received at the Pocahontas County CVB office two weeks prior to the Grant Committee meeting.

New applicants must present their proposal to the PCCVB Grant Committee during a quarterly committee meeting for the first two years they apply. These presentations can be either in person or via conference call. After the first two years, recurring applicants can work directly with the Event Grant Coordinator, who will update grant committee members on any changes or updates, and thus presentation to the committee will be optional.

The contact person or representative must be present at a meeting of the Pocahontas County Board of Directors Grant Committee to submit their grant request in person. The Pocahontas County CVB Board of Directors Grant Committee meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed upon by the committee.


-Application Due Date: December 18, 2017
-Event Grant Committee Tentative Meeting Date: January 8, 2018

-Application Due Date: March 12, 2018
-Event Grant Committee Tentative Meeting Date: April 9, 2018

-Application Due Date: June 18, 2018
-Event Grant Committee Tentative Meeting Date: July 9, 2018

-Application Due Date: September 10, 2018
-Event Grant Committee Tentative Meeting Date: October 1, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Makinsey Cochran, Events Coordinator

Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 275
Marlinton, West Virginia 24954


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USA: West Virginia: Pocahontas County