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ENCI TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Fall 2023 Grant Cycle

Explore Newnan-Coweta (ENCI), the destination marketing organization for Coweta County, is announcing 2023’s second round of the reimbursement grant program to assist local partners with marketing, projects, creation of attractions or events exhibiting positive tourism potential for the Coweta County area.

For 2023, the grant program will be split into two rounds to better accommodate organizations that may not be able to plan a year in advance. This round will concentrate on projects from August to December of 2023.

Partners can apply for up to $5,000 to make specific tourism marketing enhancements to a particular project or event, research potential product development or to generally promote, or enhance the promotion of, a tourism location.

The goal of these funds is to attract new visitors to Coweta County and therefore stimulate an increase in hotel/motel occupancy, expenditures by visitors to Coweta County, and to promote a positive image and increased visibility of the county’s assets. Applicants will be scored based on the Grant Rubric which you can find HERE.

An investment in tourism provides a trickle-down effect for the community: a stronger, more diverse economy, an influx of substantial revenue, increased sales tax collection, lower taxes and an improved quality of life for Coweta County residents who partake in restaurants and retail operations, cultural and recreational attractions, and entertainment options that are supported and sustained through visitor spending. For questions, please email us at info@explorenewnancoweta.com.

To download the Application packet, click here.

For the Grant Usage Report, click here.

 

Timeline:

– All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on March 10, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. –

– All projects, events or marketing strategies must happen within January 1, 2023 and July 31, 2023 –

– Application and all materials MUST be emailed to info@explorenewnancoweta.com. (Do not mail applications) –

– Award notices will be made on or before March 24, 2023 –

– Grant project phase runs thru July 31, 2023 –