The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and the World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) recently announced that applications are now available for the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program grants. These grants, administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will assist Virginia communities and related WWI and WWII sites to market commemorative events, locations and destinations. VTC will partner with the Commission to execute the program.
The Commission was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII.
The program’s goal is to market Virginia as a year-round travel destination with historical and cultural attractions for regional and international travelers.
“We are fortunate in Virginia to have so many museums, historic sites, organizations and communities across the state that are developing programs to mark the anniversaries of World War I and World War II,” said Delegate M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman of the Commission. “This is truly a statewide commemoration, and the grants will enable partners to join together to honor those who served and ensure that their inspiring stories live on for generations to come.”
“These grants will help facilitate programs and events that will honor WWI and WWII veterans not only from Virginia, but across the country, as well,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation.
How to Apply: For more information or to apply, please visit www.vatc.org/PAM/WWGrants. Applications are due on August 31, 2016. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.