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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Tourism in Eligible Counties

Room Tax Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania: Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/25/23 Postmarked Save

Grant Description
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for programs and activities that promote tourism in eligible counties. Funding is intended for special events or exhibits, marketing and promotional projects, historic preservation projects, and navigation aids that assist visitors to the area. Eligible projects promote tourism in Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming counties.

Grant Categories:

  • Special Event or Exhibit – must:
    • Be open to the public.
    • Promote tourism in the county.
    • Be advertised outside a fifty-mile radius
  • Marketing and Promotional Projects – must:
    • Demonstrate that the project directly correlates to increasing tourism within the region.
    • Target promotion beyond a 50-mile radius. 
  • Historical Preservation Projects – must:
    • Be used to improve, restore or preserve existing historical sites/buildings that are considered to be of
      value to the area’s culture, history, and sense of identity.
    • Be an existing or potential tourist draw and will add to the existing tourist attractions within the area.
    • Not be a capital improvement project – i.e., sidewalks, sewers, etc.
    • Not be a private residence or business. 
  • Wayfinding Aides – Consideration will be given to groups proposing to develop maps, signage, or other tools that would be of assistance to visitors to the area. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
An organization must:
- Be a bona fide, officially recognized not-for-profit organization (501C-3 or 501C-6) or a branch of local or county government.
- Have at least one year of audited financial reports.
- Have a proven positive record of advertising to bring patrons and audience members from beyond a 50-mile radius.

- Grant funds will not be provided for sectarian religious expenses.
- Grant funds will not be awarded for food or refreshments, travel, entertainment, or operational expenses (payroll, insurance, travel, and utilities).
- Grant funds may be used to match federal and state funds, but are not considered private donations. They can only be used to match grants that are being used for projects that will directly impact tourism within the region.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be postmarked by September 25, 2023.

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau will review applications as part of a pre-application process to assure it meets all the grant requirements. Qualifying applications will then be passed on to their respective county for approval and may require additional information to be submitted.

All grants must have a 25% cash or in-kind match.

Contact Information
Submit applications to:
Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
Attn: Room Tax Grants
5405 State Route 6
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Direct questions to or call 570-836-5431.

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