The Tennessee Tourism & Hospitality Recovery Fund through the American Rescue Plan provides funds to Destination Marketing Organizations for tourism marketing and development initiatives to restore consumer demand, tax revenue and jobs. DMOs in all 95 counties will be eligible to apply for 100% reimbursable grants up to the determined allocation.
Providing tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand their marketing.
This grant provides tourism infrastructure resources to enhance and improve the tourism economic impact in Tennessee counties.
The W.A.T.R. Grant provides assistance to marinas to support the local economic impact derived from these businesses.
Additional funding and support resources are offered through other state agencies and regional organizations.
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development offers scholarships for industry partners to attend various tourism educational events.