Tourism event grant applications due by April 15

The Department of Travel and Tourism offers a business event grant program to help local community groups, non-profit organizations, and tourism-related businesses draw visitors to our county. This focuses on assisting non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses to produce quality events.

Grants awarded to individual events will not exceed $20,000. Individual organizations and businesses can receive more than one grant per fiscal year, but the totals for the grants cannot exceed $20,000.

Applications are due by April 15.  Criteria include:

  • Applicant must be in Currituck County or partnering with a Currituck County applicant.
  • Applicant must meet with Tourism Director.
  • Additional consideration will be given to shoulder and off season events.
  • Majority of attendees must be from outside Currituck County.
  • Applications accepted March 1 to April 15 for events beginning on or after July 1.
  • The Tourism Advisory Board will evaluate and recommend funding awards to the TDA.
  • Application must receive the majority vote of the TDA for final approval.

For more information, contact the Travel and Tourism Department at 252-435-2947.