Deadline: 03/22/23 5:00 PM - Postmarked or delivered
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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York businesses in eligible locations for tourism-based projects. Funding is intended to increase local tourism and to promote projects relating to capital and infrastructure investments that help to advance the tourism sector. The goal of the grant program is to promote and develop the tourism industry within Delaware County, thereby stimulating economic growth.
Code Compliance Assistance: Projects that help support full-time lodging facilities to meet all necessary code requirements, i.e., building safety, fire codes, water supply, sewage collection and treatment, etc.
Business Cooperative Promotion/Marketing: Projects that support tourism-related businesses that partner on marketing initiatives and/or promotions targeted to non-county visitors. Tourism businesses include lodging, attractions, events, venues, restaurants, and entertainment. Events must be open to the general public.
Lodging Business Capital Improvement: Projects that improve/upgrade lodging facilities and enhance the visitor experience. Priority is given to projects that add new rooms. The primary function of the property must be as a lodging facility, not a residence or other business. Must be an existing lodging facility, registered for the occupancy tax, current on fire inspections, properly insured, meet any other requirements of a lodging facility, and be classified as commercial property.
This grant program is for for-profit entities engaging in tourism projects.
Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate a minimum of 1:1 match, as well as the applicant’s organizational and financial capacity for completing the project. The personal labor of the applicant is not an eligible project cost and may not be used as a match to the grant.
Estimated Size of Grant
- Code Compliance Assistance: Up to $1,000
- Business Cooperative Promotion: Up to $2,500
- Lodging Business Capital Improvements: Up to $10,000
Submit applications to:
Delaware County Economic Development
One Courthouse Square, Suite 4
Delhi, New York 13753