TOURISM GRANT PROGRAM (FY2024)
VisitHATTIEBURG’s mission is to actively position Hattiesburg as a year-round premier leisure and business destination in the Gulf South. With the global pandemic's effects on the tourism industry, VisitHATTIESBURG continues to support and grow tourism’s economic impact in the community while promoting safe and responsible travel.
VisitHATTIESBURG’s Tourism Grant Program (TGP) is an annual allocation designed to enhance visitor and tourism promotion efforts in Hattiesburg. TGP provides funds for marketing and other qualified expenses for projects / events that fulfill VisitHATTIESBURG’S mission and, ultimately, increase overnight travel to Hattiesburg. The priority deadline to submit applications for FY24 is August 30, 2023.
Qualifying Programs and Events
Eligible applicants for funding include an organization/event/project whose objective is to promote Hattiesburg’s tourism industry to out-of-town visitors by generating overnight travel and economic stimulus to the city. The target audience should be outside the immediate Hattiesburg area (over 50- mile radius or out-of-state).
Qualifying entities may be attractions, associations, organizations or governmental agencies which promote their event, products and/or services to visitors from outside the area. Qualified grant projects should be classified in one of the following categories:
More qualification details available in the Eligibility Requirements PDF.
For questions, please contact the VisitHBURG team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the official TGP Application
Priority deadline for FY2023 is August 30, 2023.
Download the Final Report FY2023 PDF
Only applies to those awarded a VisitHBURG Tourism Grant. Deadline for reporting is Sept. 30, 2023. FY2024 report will be available Oct. 1, 2023.
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