York County Tourism Grant Program

Increasing tourism equity, inclusion, and funding opportunities within our great communities.

York County Tourism Grant Program

Explore York and the York County Commissioners have established a matching grant program aimed at boosting tourism in York County. A tourist is defined as a visitor from outside of a 50-mile radius of the county.

This program is funded through a hotel room tax enacted by the York County Commissioners and provides financial support to initiatives deemed capable of generating broad and substantial benefit to York County tourism. 

2024 Round 1 Application Cycle: January 1-February 15. Events must occur on or after June 1, 2024. 

2024 Round 2 Application Cycle: Opens mid 2024 (exact date TBD)

Interested in Applying for a Grant?

Check out these awesome resources you can use to prepare your grant application!

Pro Tip: Request a consultation with us! Email our Tourism Grant Program Manager, Elizabeth Waite, at Elizabeth@YorkPA.org with your name, organization, phone number, and brief description of your questions, concerns, ideas, etc. We're here to help!

Pro Tip: Plan ahead! Integration of the York County Destination Brand in your marketing and promotional plans is required for grant recipients. Be sure to include your ideas in your application. 

York County Tourism Grant Program Funded Projects:

I was already awarded a grant. What now?

So you've been awarded a grant, and now you're looking at your next steps. When it comes branding, check out our guidelines below for all the information you need. We've also provided a page where you can download the Explore York and York County Destination Brand logos for your project. After you've executed your York County Tourism Grant Program funded project, a post-grant report is required. Download our template below to get started. We've also included a blank, downloadable closeout budget to get you started on that. Please note: Receipts for budget items over $500 are a required component of Post Grant Reporting. Itemized, zero-balance receipts issued by vendors are required for the grant and match requirement.

Elizabeth Waite

Tourism Grant Program Manager

717-852-9675 ext. 113

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