Destination Specific Tourism Marketing Grant
The funding for this program is governed by Proviso 49.2 in the Appropriations Act for Budget Year 2022-23. The funds will not be available for disbursement until July 1, 2022. The application is available to view and download below.
Grant applications will be accepted by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the first review cycle beginning July 1, 2022 until close-of-business on July 15, 2022. Organizations submitting grant applications for the first review cycle will be notified of the results of their application no later than August 15, 2022.
Following the first grant cycle, subsequent grant applications will be accepted by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism on the 1st day of each quarter beginning in December 2022. Grants submitted will be evaluated and notification will be made to the requesting organization by the 15th of the following month.
The Destination Specific Reporting spreadsheet must be used for reporting the required financial information on November 1 as required by the enabling proviso. This spreadsheet will supplement other reporting requirements outlined in the proviso. Destination Marketing Organizations are encouraged to provide samples of materials and research-based information, such as occupancy rates, RevPAR, tax information etc., to support the program and demonstrate by proven research statistics how the program provides significant return to the State of South Carolina.