The Tourism Enhancement & Development (TED) Grant Program was established by the Putnam County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (PCCVB) to encourage and promote tourism enhancement and development in Putnam County. This grant supports promotion efforts that attract new visitors, with a particular interest those who may stay overnight. Awards are recommended by the PCCVB Grants Committee and approved by the PCCVB Board of Directors. The program offers 1:1 matching funds for requests up to $2,500.
The PCCVB is proud to participate in expanding the quality of life in the county by enhancing and supporting the development of events, attractions, venues, and programs that attract visitors to Putnam County and, at the same time, make it an even more enjoyable place to live. This grant and the Tourism Asset Development (TAD) grant, which focuses on capital projects, with a maximum matching request of $20,000, are designed to help accomplish that.
Through both grant programs, the PCCVB entertains requests for cooperative assistance to develop and promote assets with a direct impact on the county by attracting out-of-county visitors, increasing in-county overnight stays and bringing tourism-related investment to the community. High consideration is given to applicants requesting funding to promote events that either generate new overnight stays or extend a current stay in Putnam County lodging.
As stated above, the goal is to further develop the county’s quality of life through the promotion of quality tourism attractions, venues, events and/or programs that are compelling to prospective visitors. The definition of a visitor is one traveling from outside Putnam County for an event/activity inside the county. This goal of the TED Grant program is to increase visitation through promotion by the host or supporting organization.