This Wednesday 19th August is National Aviation Day. In 1939, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation that designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day. The Wright Brothers, Orville, and Wilbur are historically known as the pioneers of aviation.
The aviation industry has drastically advanced since 1903 when the Wright brother’s created the first airplane in America. Due to the recent COVID pandemic, the aviation industry is suffering, with thousands of flights canceled worldwide.
Never before in our history, have nations across the world simultaneously banned international travel. Countries are imposing strict travel restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many airlines have been grounded since March 2020, with travel unlikely to resume until April 2021.
In recognition of the importance of National Aviation Day this year, grants are available to support aviation, travel, and tourism.
Here are our Top 5 Picks:
- USA educators: Grants of $500 for classroom projects and lessons related to aviation.
- Grants to nonprofit organizations intended to address the impacts of the health crisis on aviation, tourism, and travel.
- Edmonton, Alberta individual residents, groups, and teams: Grants of up to $4,375 for travel costs for the purpose of participating in recreation or multicultural event at a Western Canada, national, or international level.
- Florida nonprofit and for-profit organizations in eligible regions: Grants up to $10,000 to attract visitors and promote local tourism.
- Maryland nonprofit organizations, museums, and municipalities: Grants up to $5,000 for tourism-related projects and events in eligible locations.