Destination Development & Marketing Program (DDMP) supports projects and activities that increase recreational, tourism or cultural visits to the county and enhance visitor experience. The DDMP will support initiatives that grow and enhance Franklin County’s tourism assets and leverage efforts that are already underway in the county.
-Increase the number of products, experiences and services available for visitors and residents.
-Enhance the quality of experiences available for visitors and residents, particularly those that are hospitality and tourism-related.
-Grow the number of visits, length of stay and spending by visitors.
-Strengthen tourism-related businesses and organizations.
-Keep Franklin County competitive with other destinations.
Program Guidelines are found here.
HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
The minimum award amount is $500, the maximum award amount is $5,000. There is a minimum match requirement of 50% for each award and the funding amount cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost.
*This program is issued on a reimbursement basis, so applicants will need to identify funding for the full project amount up front.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Program funds are available to for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities in Franklin County.
HOW DO I APPLY?
November 16, 2020
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR FUNDING AFTER PROJECT IS AWARDED?
The Program Review Committee will review and score projects, and make a decision. Awardees will be notified shortly after. After being notified, FCLDC will issue an award letter and program agreement. Once the program agreement is executed, the awardee will have 12 months to complete the project plan and expend the funds.
Who do I contact for more questions and assistance?