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Grants & Initiatives

Tourism Enhancement Grant

The Tourism Enhancement Grant was developed to provide tourism infrastructure resources to enhance and improve the tourism economic impact in Tennessee counties. TDTD manages the grant in partnership with TNECD.

Outreach Projects Coordinator
Ms. Andi Grindley
615-741-7994
Andi.Grindley@tn.gov

Tourism Marketing Grant

The Marketing Grant provides tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand their marketing message. The grant is designed to increase visitation to their community and increase travel-generated revenue, while leveraging TDTD's brand, "The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee." TDTD Marketing Grant budget is $1 million in FY 2020-2021.

Outreach Projects Coordinator
Ms. Andi Grindley
615-741-7994
Andi.Grindley@tn.gov

Adventure Tourism Applications

Sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager and passed in 2011, the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act is designed to identify the category and help businesses in the classification gain a foothold in rural areas. The act promotes outdoor recreational opportunities and helps support businesses that grow out of those activities, including trails riding (equine and motorized), rafting and kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and many other recreational activities.

Rural Tourism Program Manager
Ms. Abbie Gristy
615-879-2197
abbie.gristy@tn.gov

W.A.T.R. Grant Application

The Waterways Accessibility for Tennessee Recreation (W.A.T.R.) Grant provides assistance to marinas to support the local economic impact derived from these businesses.

Outreach Projects Coordinator
Ms. Andi Grindley
615-741-7994
Andi.Grindley@tn.gov