Visit Frederick Announces FY22 Application and FY21 TRIPP Awards

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Frederick County non-profit organizations and government agencies can apply for the Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product (TRIPP) grant program.

Visit Frederick will be accepting applications for the Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product (TRIPP), a cooperative promotional funding and product development grant program. The TRIPP program has awarded over $3,388,000 since the inception of the program in 2006.

A portion of the revenue from the hotel tax directed to Visit Frederick will be available for the promotion of local non-profit attractions and events and for the development of tourism product through non-profit attractions, events, and activities. The TRIPP program allocates this funding through a competitive application process that will fund advertising and development projects. The TRIPP program has been budgeted at $220,000 for FY22 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).

The program is open to Frederick County non-profit organizations and government agencies. Applications should be consistent with Visit Frederick's goals of increasing the number of visits, the average length-of-stay by visitors and visitor expenditures in Frederick County. Applications will be evaluated by a five-member selection committee appointed by the Visit Frederick Board of Directors.

Completed applications are due electronically by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and the announcement of funding awards will be made mid-May. For more information, contact Patsy Ensminger at pensminger@fredco-md.net or 301-600-4043. More detailed information is available online at http://www.visitfrederick.org/tripp.

In FY21, two rounds of awards were granted. In the second round of FY21 TRIPP Program awards, $152,000 was available. $91,000 was available for Tourism Advertising Awards and $61,000 was available for Tourism Development Grants.

Adverting awards given to the following local organizations:

Brunswick Potomac Foundation, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Delaplaine Arts Center, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick Arts Council. GreenSpring Foundation, Main Street Middletown, National shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Thurmont Main Street and The Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Development funds awarded to the following projects:

  • AARCH (African American Resources, Culture and Heritage) – Upgrade website and enhance social media presence
  • Weinberg Center – Livestreaming Frederick Speaker Series
  • National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton – The Personal Treasures of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a Special 200th Exhibit
  • Literacy Council of Frederick County – Workplace English for Hotel Housekeeping Staff
  • GreenSpring Foundation – Music from the Woods, a new concert series
  • Frederick Art Club - The Claire McCardell Project
  • Delaplaine Arts Center – National Juried Exhibition
  • Catoctin Furnace Historical Society – Museum of the Iron Worker brochure design, printing and distribution

Visit Frederick is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick City and Frederick County, Maryland. For more information about Visit Frederick, visit http://www.visitfrederick.org or call 301-600-4047.

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