Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
05/21/21 5:00 PM
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies for construction, renovation, and restoration projects to improve tourist attractions. The purpose of the funding is to increase non-resident visitation throughout the state. Projects may fall into one of the following categories: infrastructure, facilities, and design and engineering.
Eligible projects will enhance tourism resources and infrastructure and will aid in destination recovery and resiliency. Applications will be accepted for projects that include plans to expand, construct, restore or renovate Massachusetts tourism destinations and attractions. Applicants must demonstrate how the tourism capital project will work to promote the tourism goals of the MA Office of Travel and Tourism and the corresponding Regional Tourism Council. Successful tourism capital projects will also complement the goals and strategies of the statewide My Local MA campaign. The DDC grant is focused on capital improvements with a direct relationship to tourism, and other physical/structural items with a greater than five year lifespan. A tourist is defined as someone who travels at least 50 miles one way or stays overnight in paid accommodations.
Eligible costs include direct expenses for the bidding and construction of tourism infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, bid administration, contracting, construction administration, construction, and equipment. Grant funds are disbursed on a cost-reimbursement basis.
Types of Grants and Project Eligibility:
GrantWatch ID#: 195807
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Design and engineering grants must be directly connected with a capital project and lead to completion of the project within a 3 year time frame.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://massgov.formstack.com/forms/fy22_destination_development_capital_grants
Direct questions to:
Marc Zappulla, Destination Development Capital Grant Manager
Keiko Matsudo Orrall, MOTT Executive Director
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
136 Blackstone St, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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