Media Contact: Tosha Daugherty, or 765-346-5611


Visit Morgan County Announces 2017 Grant Opportunities

Cooperative Marketing grants and Festival & Event grants are now available to
 local visitor-related businesses and events throughout Morgan County.

MARTINSVILLE – All Morgan County businesses or events that would be of interest to area visitors are encouraged to explore the grant opportunities available through Visit Morgan County, the area’s destination marketing organization. The intent of both of the annual grant programs offered through Visit Morgan County is to expose area attractions and events to more potential visitors and raise awareness of all that Morgan County has to offer to visitors.

Visit Morgan County executive director, Tosha Daugherty says “Our grant programs are aimed at accomplishing two things – first, they allow us to stretch our marketing dollars a little bit further by working with area businesses and events to get our name out there into different markets. Second, we are able to re-invest our dollars back into the area events and festivals that draw visitors to the area, helping to ensure that they are providing the best visitor experience possible.”

The 2017 Festival and Event Grant Program is an annual program that offers funding to major area events up to a maximum $1,000 per event. Qualifying events for this year’s grant period must be scheduled to take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Applications must be submitted to Visit Morgan County no later than April 1, 2017. Award recipients will be notified in May. Last year’s Festival and Event Grant Program awarded a total of $5,000 to seven local festivals and events.

The 2017 Cooperative Marketing Grant Program focuses on assisting area businesses and events with advertising outside of the immediate area, providing a potential 50% reimbursement of funds spend on qualifying marketing campaigns. There is a maximum reimbursement of $500 per participant per year.

Additional information on both grant programs, as well as application guidelines, can be found at in the About Us section. (Direct link to grant information:

 Anyone with questions about whether or not their business or event would qualify for this year’s round of tourism grants can contact Visit Morgan County executive director, Tosha Daugherty at 765-346-5611 or

Visit Morgan County promotes all of Morgan County as a travel destination in order to
grow the economic impact of the tourism industry and support local business.

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