New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant Program

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Overview

As funded under the federal American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation grant administered by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant Program (NYS EDA Sub-Awards) is being established to support New York State’s tourism industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eligibility

All Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be a DMO, as defined below;
  • Apply for a grant request equal to or more than $250,000;
  • Be in operation in New York State as of the date of application;
  • Be prequalified in Grants Gateway prior to execution of a contract;
  • Be in substantial compliance with any NYS grants and program funding; and
  • Be in substantial compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes, orders and requirements, including tax, labor, public health and environmental laws.

Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is defined as a non-profit organization which promotes a location as an attractive travel destination that can include, but is not limited to: tourist boards, tourism authorities, tourism offices, tourism promotion agencies, and convention and visitors bureaus.

For the complete eligibility terms please read the guidelines.

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Resources and FAQ

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How to Apply

You will need to fill out and submit the completed application by the required deadline.

The online application will be available later in Q2 2022 and will require the following information:

  • A Unique Entity Identity Identifier (UEI)
    • For instructions on how to obtain a UEI visit sam.gov
  • Project proposal not to exceed three or four pages that includes:
    • Scope of Work (See Attachment 1 in Program Guidelines)
    • Project Narrative including a list of tasks the grantee will undertake to implement the Scope of Work;
    • Expected Outputs and Outcomes of the project;
    • Evidence demonstrating the capacity and capability of the applicant to: achieve the expected outputs and outcomes of the project; and manage the grant and all its reporting and other administrative requirements;
    • Project Timeline for implementing tasks identified; and
    • Project Budget including, if applicable, a Staffing Plan showing the individuals or positions that will charge time to the award along with salary, percentage of effort, and estimated total amount each individual will charge to the award; and

Attestation that the Applicant is in substantial compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes, orders and requirements.

New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Important Dates:

  • Applications available – Q2 2022
  • Deadline for applications – to be announced at a later date (approximately 4 – 6 weeks after applications are available)
  • Deadline for projects to be completed – September 1, 2025

To receive email program updates, sign up here.