Visit Bucks County, in partnership with the County of Bucks, is accepting grant applications for the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. Beginning in 2008 and funded through a percentage of the County’s tax on lodging, the program aims to increase visitation from outside Bucks County resulting in economic impact and supporting jobs.

In accordance with Act 18 of 2016, the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program provides grants for projects for tourism marketing, promotion, product development, enhancement of attractions, special events and festivals that drive overnight travel to Bucks County, strengthen the vitality of the Bucks County tourism and hospitality community, result in increased economic activity, and do not compete with private sector tourism. 

A visitor is defined as an individual traveling 50 miles or more and/or staying overnight.

Visit Bucks County is the administrator of the program and oversees the documentation process in compliance with the program guidelines. Awards are established on the basis of merit as determined by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Committee.

Beginning in 2020, one grant recipient each cycle shall be recognized as the Charles H. Martin Grant Recipient, in recognition of Commissioner Martin’s commitment to the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program.

Program Timing

Applications for the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program shall be accepted on an annual basis.

2024 Timeline: Applications will be accepted from September 3, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. and are due no later than October 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

2024 Grant Program Activity Period

Activities or projects must take place within the Grant Program Activity Period.

2024 Grant Program Activity Period: January 1, 2025 - December 31, 2025

2024 Award Amounts

Award minimum and maximum will be annouced prior to September 3, 2024.

Submit an Application

Eligible recipients are limited to tourism and/or hospitality businesses located in Bucks County. Other restrictions apply. Click here to view the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program Rules and Regulations. Base terms follow Pennsylvania State Regulations in accordance with Pennsylvania law, Act 18 of 2016.

Applications will be accepted from September 3, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. through October 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

To begin an application, register or login to your organization's account. Select 'Apply' to proceed to the application tasks. 

A banner will appear within your portal until you've verified your account. Click to 'Send Verification Link' and follow the instructions sent in the email. Your account will need to be verified in order to submit an application.

To submit your application, complete all required tasks and select Review and Submit. You will receive an emailed confirmation when your application is submitted.

Program Documents

The below documents are to be used as a program preview. All information must be submitted within the grant portal during the application process. 

Each organization must obtain the following documentation and submit with each application:

Non-Profit Organizations: 

For Profit Organizations:

Need help? Contact Visit Bucks County, visit the FAQ page or contact Customer Support.


Customer Support:

Click here to watch the Webinar Recording from August 17, 2023 that explains the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program in depth.

Bucks County Tourism Grant Program inquiries should be directed to:

Kelley Keeling
Senior Research & Destination Development Manager
215-639-0300 ext. 240


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