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Application period open for tourism promotion grants

Applications for the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority grant program are being accepted through Feb. 28 using the TDA’s online application, available here.

The tourism promotion program provides $500,000 in grant funding to as many Henderson County tourism projects as possible. Grant types are Destination Marketing Grants, Destination Event Grants and Capital Project Grants.

“Henderson County has had a very successful year in terms of tourism,” said Michelle Owens, executive director of the TDA. “An important use of this funding is to put it back into tourism related programs that benefit the community and visitors.”

All funding generated through the occupancy tax collection must be used to promote Henderson County as a destination, as well as funding tourism-related projects. Occupancy tax collection comes from taxes paid by the visitors when they stay overnight at a lodging property. All questions regarding the application process can be emailed to Amy Boswell at The TDA will make the grant awards this spring.