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Tourism Project Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies
for Major Capital Projects in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Tompkins County

Conf. Date:

01/23/20

Deadline Date:

02/27/20

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and farmers markets to support capital projects and feasibility studies in eligible regions. Funding is intended to build or renovate major recreational and cultural attractions that will increase tourism in Tompkins County.

Tourism Capital grants support major investments in visitor-generating projects such as theaters, museums, and other major cultural and recreational attractions. The funds can be used for design, renovation, and new building projects; investments in unique permanent installations such as exhibits; and feasibility studies of potential capital projects.

Eligible Activities include Capital Investment Projects and Feasibility Studies.

  • Capital Investment Projects: New construction and renovation projects are eligible. The project may provide expansion or renovation to existing facilities or may be a totally new facility. Eligible costs include:
    • Acquisition of land
    • Acquisition, construction, and renovation of buildings
    • Acquisition of furnishings, equipment, permanent exhibitions, and other capital improvements designed to serve or promote tourism over a minimum of five years
    • Design services for the project
  • Feasibility Studies: Studies should lead to a capital investment as described above. Eligible projects include:
    • Concept level design and determination of cost estimates
    • Tourism plan for a capital project
    • Business plan for a capital project

Applicants should be able to describe the current annual attendance (or audience). Applicants should be able to describe the portion of their current attendance (or audience) that comes from outside of Tompkins County. 

Examples of projects funded include the Dryden Rail Trail; Friends of Stewart Park Inclusive Playground Building and Splash Pad; renovation of Discover Cayuga Lake’s charter boat for eco-cruises; Tompkins Center for History and Culture buildout; and visitor amenities for the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175720

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$244,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical Award Range: $5,000 to $100,000. Projects will typically be valued at $75,000 or higher.

Grant funds may contribute up to one-third (33%) of project costs.

Term of Contract:

Capital Investment Projects are expected to have a minimum five-year useful life span.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants
- Non-profit organizations designated as 501(c)3
- Municipalities within Tompkins County
- Farmers Markets

Grant funds cannot be used to refinance existing debt, for applicant’s overhead costs, or for operating expenses.

Fundraising feasibility studies are not eligible.

Applicants should be aware of the Diversity Statement approved by the STPB. The STPB encourages applicants to consider how their proposals can appeal to diverse audiences and reflect the diversity of the community.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: March 17, 2020

All parties interested in this grant are strongly encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting.

All applicants are expected to track visitors to establish the tourism impact of the proposed project.

Applicants for Capital Investment Projects must demonstrate a financial match of at least two-thirds (67%) of the total project cost.

Applicants for Feasibility Studies are not required to demonstrate a financial match. However, applications that demonstrate the applicant’s financial investment in the project may be more competitive.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=70636&refProgId=686&refProgType=grantsNew

To schedule a pre-application meeting, email tourism@tompkins-co.org.

For questions, contact:

Heather McDaniel
heatherm@tcad.org
607-273-0005

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Tompkins County

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