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Visit Dublin GA Announces inaugural Tourism Grant Program and is now accepting applications for funding requests.

September 1, 2022 DUBLIN, GA – The 2023 Tourism Grant Program is the first grant funding program offered by Visit Dublin GA. The FY 2023 program funding is set at $15,000 which will be divided among awarded grant requests through two funding cycles. Applications are now being accepted for the first funding cycle with an application deadline of September 30th, 2022.

“We look forward to supporting and promoting the organizations and events awarded grants through this inaugural process. We are excited to see and measure the economic impact these events will have on Dublin and Laurens County,” said Bill Brown, Chairman of Visit Dublin GA. According to Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the 2021 economic impact of visitor spending in Laurens County increased 2.7% over 2019 spending.

The purpose of the Tourism Grant Program is to provide funds for marketing, product development, and other qualified expenses that foster local economic impact, result in increased overnight visitors, and enhance destination appeal for Laurens County. Visit Dublin GA’s Executive Director Miriam Ponton Lewis stated, “We are thrilled to offer a program that will enhance tourism product for our area, and we are looking forward to seeing the ingenuity of our community promoting tourism in new and creative ways.”

The Tourism Grant Program is designed for qualified applicants whose projects or events clearly align with Visit Dublin GA’s mission to enhance the economic base of the community through tourism. Visit Dublin GA promotes Laurens County as a destination for tourists and conventions, invests in local community resources that encourage tourism and conventions, and coordinates and stages events with regional and state-wide interest. Visit Dublin GA is the marketing brand of the Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council, Inc., a 501(6) nonprofit organization.

For media requests, please contact:

Miriam Ponton Lewis, Executive Director
Visit Dublin GA

2023 Tourism Grant Funding Request Guidelines

2023 Tourism Grant Funding Request Application, Cycle 1 – document can be downloaded and filled out electronically except for signature(s)