Tourism Grant Program

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Total Grant Awards: 107

From 2021-2022, 15 grants were awarded for a total of $832,297

Grant Annual Report Graph

Grant Annual Report Graph Dollars

Grant Recipients

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2020

  • BAPS Motor Speedway: $25,000 to market "Adrenaline Made Here" to support three 2022 events.

  • Crispus Attucks Association of York PA: $16,000 to fund the ongoing marketing and development of the Goodridge Freedom Center.

  • Cultural Alliance of York County: $95,000 to fund a comprehensive cultural tourism marketing campaign.


  • Timely Opportunity Grants:

    • RRFT Enterprises: $45,797 to support a volleyball tournament in December 2022 that is estimated to bring in over $1 million dollars in economic impact to York County.

    • Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally Association: $10,000 to enhance visitor experience at the 2022 Rally. Benefits from the rally are donated to support women fighting cancer.

2022

  • Borough of Spring Grove: $10,000 to support event and advertising costs for the "Smoke in the Grove BBQ Festival" happening Summer 2022.

  • Hanover Chamber of Commerce: $23,000 to develop and print the Discover Hanover Magazine as a tool to promote the greater Hanover area as an attractive destination for visitors.

  • Have It Made Here Brand - Marketing plan managed by Explore York: $450,000 to broaden the marketing efforts for York County's "Have It Made Here" brand.

  • Maple Lawn Entertainment Inc.: $12,000 to support marketing the new "Lavender Harvest at Maple Lawn" event premiering in Summer 2022.

  • Miss PA Scholarship Foundation Inc.: $22,500 to promote York County as the home of the Miss PA Scholarship Foundation competition and to draw increased spectators to the competition happening in Summer 2022.

  • Northern Central Railway: $42,000 to attract increased tourist visitors through digital marketing and signage advertising Northern Central Railway.

  • Penn-Mar Irish Festival: $6,000 to market the in-person return of the Penn-Mar Irish Festival happening in Summer 2022

  • York County Rail Trail Authority: $75,000 to fund the expansion of the Hanover Trolley Trail and to further the development of the Hanover Trolley Trail as a regional destination.

York County Tourism Grant Committee

Chair: Eric Menzer, President of the York Revolution

Treasurer: Rob Berkebile, RKL LLP

Kate Klunk, State Representative

Kevin Schreiber, York County Economic Alliance President and CEO

Caitlin Johnson, Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing and PR Manager

Bryan Tate, York County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court

Kristy Bixler, County of York Pennsylvania Executive Director of Human Resources