1st Angelo Martello, Spruce Flats Bog, Somerset

Tourism Grant Program

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this grant program is to increase visitation, enhance the visitor experience, and increase overnight stays in Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. A percentage of each county's room tax is allocated to a grant program specifically established to support the county’s tourism assets.

GRANT ADMINISTRATION
GO Laurel Highlands is the administrator of the grant programs, overseeing the documentation process and compliance with guidelines. Grants are subject to audit each year. Grants are disbursed at the direction of the grant committee designated by each county.

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
Criteria and guidelines are established by each county. Please refer to your county's guidelines.

“I WANT A GRANT.  NOW HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT?"
Here are simple grant writing tips to help you submit a successful grant.

The media kit outlines all of the marketing & participation opportunities that exist with partnership with the LHVB. Timelines, deadlines, and project overviews are included for each, please reach out to the sales contact on each page for further information.

RESEARCH
Looking for some tourism research & economic development studies? Take a look at travel studies located on our Research Page.

2022 Grant Cycle:

  • Application available online                      |   Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Application submission deadline              |   4:30 pm Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Date grant funds must be utilized by        |   Friday, December 31, 2022
  • Due date for final reporting                       |   Thursday, March 31, 2023

2022 Grant Forms:


Any questions as you work through the process can be addressed to Georgia Robinsky, Grant Administrator, at grobinsky@golaurelhighlands.com or 724-238-5661 ext. 115.

SPOTLIGHT