Waynesboro releases BOOST tourism grants

grow waynesboroThe City of Waynesboro invests annually in tourism-oriented business events and projects through their grant program, “Building Opportunities to Support Tourism” (BOOST).

City businesses and organizations are invited to apply for up to $3,000 to support eligible activities such as fairs, festivals and projects intended to entice visitation as well as the associated marketing, design and printing costs. Funds are accessible for new and existing tourism-related endeavors taking place within the City of Waynesboro between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

“With the BOOST grants, the City is aiming to help bring more visitors into Waynesboro,” says Courtney Cranor, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism.  “We have become known for some great events that have grown in popularity over time. These grant dollars will allow event organizers to take those events to the next level by strengthening the marketing efforts aimed at tourists.” Tourism expenditures in Waynesboro for 2016 were $35,337,606.

The grant application is available on the City’s Tourism website (www.visitwaynesboro.net) as well as the Economic Development site (www.waynesborobusiness.com). Completed applications are due by noon on Monday, July 16, 2018, to the Economic Development and Tourism Office.

A committee will review the applications and make determinations for grant awards by Friday, July 20, 2018. Full details for the requirements of the grant are included in the application, which can also be obtained from the Tourism Office at 301 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980 or by calling 540-942-6570.

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