HCTDA Grants Program

Funding Projects That Benefit

Henderson County


Please note, the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) 2023/2024 Grant Cycle is no longer accepting applications. We look forward to learning about your project in the 2024/2025 Grant Application Period.

The HCTDA offers an annual grant program to benefit tourism-related businesses and non-profit organizations as a way to build Henderson County into an even stronger tourist destination — the better you are, the better we are! The yearly grant program accepts applications from November through January, with selections and disbursements being made in the spring (see timeline below for exact dates).

Grants are awarded in 3 categories: Marketing Grants, to promote your business or event; Event Grants, to support the operations budget of the event; and Destination Enhancement Grants, which includes building new or improving existing assets.

The HCTDA no longer offers grant funding for photography services, instead, it offers year-round complimentary photography services to Henderson County-based tourism businesses with its Partner Photography Program.

The HCTDA is empowered to award grant funding through state tax legislation using occupancy tax collection monies, and decisions on grant recipients are made by a Grants Committee that is comprised of HCTDA Board members and representatives from the community.

Find out if your organization or project is eligible for funding at the links below. With additional questions, please contact the Manager of Partner Programs, Amy Boswell.

To view the presentations from the public information meetings click on the grant type you are interested in below:


Grant Application (reopens Fall 2024)

Receive Grant Updates

Destination Enhancement Grants

Marketing Grants

Event Grants

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