Frederick, M.D. – Visit Frederick has announced that it will be accepting applications for a cooperative promotional funding and product development grant program called TRIPP, short for Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product. The program has awarded over $2.4 million to local non-profits since its inception.
A portion of the revenue from the hotel tax that is directed to Visit Frederick will be available for the promotion of local non-profit attractions and events and for the development of tourism product through non-profit attractions, events, and activities. The TRIPP program has been developed to allocate this funding through a competitive application process that will fund advertising and development projects. The TRIPP program has been budgeted at $275,000 for FY19 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).
Frederick County non-profit organizations or government agencies are encouraged to review information on the website: www.visitfrederick.org/tripp and consider applying for the program. Proposals should be consistent with the Visit Frederick’s goals of increasing the number of visits, the average length-of-stay by visitors and visitor expenditures in Frederick County. Applications will be evaluated by a five-member selection committee appointed by the TCFC Board of Directors.
In FY19, the TRIPP Program will award funding in four categories: Advertising Funding, Product Development Grants, Group Overnight Incentive Program, and the Unanticipated Opportunity Fund.
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops on February 13, 2018 or February 22, 2018. RSVP form for workshops can be found online https://www.visitfrederick.org/partners/tourism-grants/tripp/tripp-workshop/. Completed applications are due to the Frederick Visitor Center by Thursday, March 29, 2018. Announcement of funding awards will be made mid-May. Questions should be directed to TRIPP Program, Visit Frederick, 151 S. East Street, Frederick, MD, (301) 600-4043, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Frederick is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick City and Frederick County, Maryland. It operates the Frederick Visitor Center and related Visit Frederick programs that include Destination Marketing and Group Tour Marketing. For more information about Visit Frederick, visit www.visitfrederick.org or call 301-600-4047.