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Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania: 2013 Tourism Grant Program

Grants to Enhance Tourism in
Somerset County, Pennsylvania

GrantWatch ID#: 131841
Agency Type:


Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania

01/11/13 4:30 PM

Grants will be awarded in Pennsylvania to tourism-related businesses or organizations (nonprofit or for-profit) to enhance the tourism experience, and increase tourism, visitation, and overnight stays within Somerset County. Grants may be awarded in the following two project categories: Marketing and Advertising Programs, and Capital Projects.

Not funded:
-Standard operational expenses (such as rent, utilities, insurance, payroll, etc., with the exception of the expenses directly related to the operation of a seasonal visitor center in an officially recognized* “Great Allegheny Passage Trail Town” in the county).

-Travel expenses (such as gas, mileage, air fare or other transportation, lodging, etc.).

-Sectarian religious purposes.

Award amounts must be appropriately utilized within 10 months (before December 31, 2013).

Any tourism-related business or organization (nonprofit or for-profit) located within Somerset County.

-View the November 28th Grant Writing Workshop from this year at

-Awards will be announced the week of: February 18, 2013.

-Based on the dollar amount, grants will be distributed with a minimum of one-half of the grant awarded at the time of the announcement. In the event a partial distribution of the grant is made, the remaining one-half of the grant will be distributed when the project is 50% completed.

-An applicant may file for both a marketing and a capital grant. However, an applicant may not file more than one grant request for a marketing project or a capital project. Each type of request must be submitted on a separate application.

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

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
120 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658

Phone: 724-238-5661
Toll-Free: 1-800-333-5661
Fax: 724-238-3673

Executive Director
Ronald Virag
Extension 105

Somerset County

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