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Tourism Grant Forms


                           EDGECOMBE COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY       
           TOURISM ASSISTANCE GRANT (TAG) GUIDELINES

The purpose of the Edgecombe County Tourism Development Authority (ECTDA) is to increase travel and over-night stays to Edgecombe County improving the economy of the county. 

Description of the Program:
The Tourism Assistance Grant (TAG) program’s primary purpose is to stimulate and assist Edgecombe County organizations and agencies in promoting and marketing tourism and culturally-related experiences that increase commerce to our county and drive overnight visitation.

Evaluation of Grants:
To be considered for a grant your organization must complete the grant application form which is available from the ECTDA (email- director@Tarborochamber.com ) or tripnc.com website under Tourism Grant Request.  The Edgecombe County Tourism Development Authority (ECTDA) will evaluate each request and recommend awards at a regularly scheduled board meeting.  Grant request will be reviewed by the committee three times annually, with some exception given.  Applicants will receive notice within 15 days from such tourism meeting.

Application submissions will be reviewed and accepted three times per year; February, May, and October, with some exception given.

Grant applications will be scored by the Committee based on the following factors:

  • Ability to generate Edgecombe County lodging stays
  • Uniqueness and innovation of the project
  • Market to be served
  • Strength of the marketing plan
  • Financial Stability of the organization
  • Ability to match funds
  • Sustainability and growth of the event
  • Ability to self-sustain without funding
                                                                     Grant Application Form
                                                                  2019 Event Description Form
                                                                     Financial Request Form