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Waterways Accessibility for Tennessee Recreation (WATR) Grant

Grants to Tennessee Marinas to Promote Tourism
and Enhance the Experience for Visitors

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Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD)

Deadline Date:

02/02/18 4:00 PM CST


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Grants to Tennessee marinas for projects that promote tourism and enhance the visitor experience. Examples of eligible requests include infrastructure and marketing projects that improve marina operations or experience for visitors. This program recognizes that Tennessee is rich in waterways and water recreation, and that this has a significant economic impact on both local and state economies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182751

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts cannot exceed one-third of the total fees paid in the prior calendar year for water access pursuant to applicable agreements with the TVA and/or Army Corps of Engineers, or US Forest Service.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are marinas that are not owned by or leased from the State of Tennessee or city/ county municipalities and paid water access fees to TVA, the Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Forest Service in the prior year.

The marina must be an established business entity with the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Applicants must be current on all state and local taxes, and all fees due for water access rights pursuant to applicable agreements with the TVA, Army Corps of Engineers, and/or the US Forest Service.

This grant program is not available to state/municipal owned marinas.

Examples of projects that do not qualify: projects that do not enhance the operation of the marina or experience for the visitor to the marina.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due 4:00 PM CST on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Grant award notifications will be made no later than Friday, February 23, 2018.

Applicant understands the fund is a reimbursable grant. Proof of expenditure for approved projects will be required prior to any state funds being provided.

Contact Information:

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

Application Form:

Legislative Liaison:
Susan McMahon

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Attention: Susan McMahon
WATR Grant Application
William Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenu

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee