Applications for the Virginia WWI and WWII Tourism Marketing Program

Grants are now being accepted through February 19, 2019


The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and the World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) announce that applications are now available for the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program grants. These grants, administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will assist Virginia communities and related WWI and WWI sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations. VTC will partner with the Commission to execute the program.


The Commission was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII. 


The program's goal is to market Virginia as a year-round travel destination with historical and cultural attractions for regional and international travelers.


"We are fortunate in Virginia to have so many museums, historic sites, organizations, and communities across the state that are developing programs to mark the anniversaries of World War I and World War II," said Delegate Kirk Cox, Chairman of the Commission. "This is truly a statewide commemoration, and the grants will enable partners to join together to honor those who served and ensure that their inspiring stories live on for generations to come."     


"These grants will help facilitate programs and events that will honor WWI and WWII veterans not only from Virginia, but across the country, as well," said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. "Additionally, by connecting travelers to a very significant time in our country's history, we hope to inspire a desire to learn more, while also fostering a new generation of stewards who will help to preserve and protect significant sites in Virginia related to WWI and WWII."

How to Apply


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A minimum of three entities must partner financially to apply for funding consideration. Partners may consist of Virginia towns, cities, counties, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, other local or regional destination marketing organizations (DMO), private businesses, museums, attractions, cultural events, and not-for-profit entities.

Please send the application and four copies to Angela Wiggins at 901 East Cary St. Richmond, VA 23219.

Electronic submissions will NOT be accepted.


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