Harford County will begin accepting
funding applications in February from local nonprofits promoting tourism and
related activities in the fiscal year 2020. The application deadline is March
Now in its fifth year, Harford’s competitive
funding program was established by County Executive Barry Glassman to reinvest
revenue from the hotel/lodging fee in cultural, historical, museum,
eco-tourism, and sports-tourism activities. These attractions benefit
local residents and draw visitors from outside the county, generating economic
benefits through admissions, dining and potential overnight stays. Last year,
tourism-related funds were awarded to 28 nonprofits across Harford County
totaling $1.5 million.
Funding eligibility is limited to
501(c) 3 and 501(c) 6 organizations involved in tourism and related activities.
This year’s funding awards are for operating programmatic initiatives only, for
the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2019 and ends on June 30, 2020.
All qualifying nonprofits interested in applying should
attend one of the following workshops.
February 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
2021-D Pulaski Highway, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
February 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Harford County Office of Community & Economic
15 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
Each one-hour workshop will provide
an overview of the program and a review of the application process; however,
due to space limitations, only one representative from each nonprofit should
attend. Registration is required by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Friday, February 15, application packets will be available online at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1373/Tourism-Funding-Application. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019.
Harford County’s tourism-related
funding program is administered by the Harford County Office of Community &
Economic Development and the Tourism Activity Review Committee (TARC), which
reviews applications and makes award recommendations to County Executive
Glassman. Questions may be directed to Barbara Richardson at 410-638-3045 ext.
1362 or by email to email@example.com.