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"Group B" of the Tourism Promotion Grant Program (Bed Tax Program)
A portion of bed tax is intended to provide grants for advertising and promoting various new or expanded tourism events, unique festivals, attractions and experiences that will attract more visitors for extended stays, overnight visits and day getaways. This grant program seeks to establish the importance of programs and opportunities that promote or support the development of specific themes or significant attractions and events, all of which enhance the level of visitor experience in the area. Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism (EDPT).
Funds for Marketing Campaign
The funds supplied by this grant, the funding source, are from the County's share of taxes collected from overnight stays, bed taxes, within the County.
This funding is intended to supplement your marketing campaign's advertising budget and not meant to be your entire advertising budget; therefore a match or share of cost is expected.
Chambers without full-time staff, business associations, non-profit organizations, events, festivals and other tourism associated activities.
The funds in this group will be administered by EDPT. Grantees will partner and coordinate with EDPT.
Applications are accepted after they are released from late October to early December. Catt. County EDPT will announce the release of the application in October.
Complete an application for each marketing campaign project.
A marketing campaign could contain any of the following:
Television & Video Advertising
Possible applicants should have, at least, a rough project plan using the example application for one marketing campaign
Approved Tourism Programs
Cattaraugus County's Tourism Promotion Grant Program, also known as the Bed Tax Grant Program, accepts funding applications, , that support and encourage tourism promotion in Cattaraugus County, New York (the Enchanted Mountains).
The program's funding source is the County's share of taxes collected from overnight stays, bed taxes, within the County. This funding source is split into two of the following groups:
Several Chambers of Commerce with full-time staff.
Business associations, non-profit organizations, events, festivals, chambers of commerce without full-time staff and other tourism-associated activities.
This grant is managed by Tourism in the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism (Catt. County EDPT).
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the completion of an $800,000 expansion and enhancement project at Triple R Camping Resort in Franklinville, Cattaraugus County.
We may assist visitors, organizations, businesses and others in various ways.
Plan an Adventure
Would you like to visit the Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) but need help planning a trip? Please contact us.
Places in EM
Do you operate an organization or business in the Enchanted Mountains?
Are you organizing an event in the Enchanted Mountains?
If you organize an event, program or activity in Cattaraugus County then you may want to check out the Tourism Promotion Grant Program!
If you have questions about traveling, tourism or outdoor recreation then please contact us.
We, Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) Tourism, post news releases for the media / press on our Press Releases page and may on www.CattCo.org/news but we get a lot of our news from the following sources.
News & Information Sources
A list of news and information sources that are in or around the Enchanted Mountains. These sources may be newspapers, magazines, or websites.
- The Villager - weekly Newspaper covering Ellicottville, New York
- EllicottvilleNow - bi-weekly newspaper covering Ellicottville, NY and surrounding area.
- Times Herald - daily newspaper covering Olean, NY and five counties.
- The Salamanca Press - Weekly newspaper covering Salamanca, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Buffalo News - daily newspaper covering Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Post-Journal - daily newspaper covering Jamestown, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Bradford Era - daily newspaper covering Bradford, PA and the surrounding area.
If you are having an event in the Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) then you may want to apply for the 2024 Group B Bed Tax Grant Program.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism (EDPT) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Cattaraugus County Group B Tourism Promotion Grant Program, due December 8th, 2023.
A portion of the bed tax is intended to provide grants for advertising and promoting various new or expanded tourism events, unique festivals, attractions and experiences that will attract more visitors for extended stays, overnight visits and day getaways. This grant program seeks to establish the importance of programs and opportunities that promote or support the development of specific themes or significant attractions and events, all of which enhance the level of visitor experience in the area.
Eligible applicants include the following:
- Chambers of Commerce without full-time staff,
- business associations,
- non-profit organizations,
- and other tourism associated activities.
Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with Cattaraugus County Tourism Department.
For more information please visit the Tourism Promotion Grant Program at EnchantedMountains.com/Group-B
If you have any questions please contact Samantha Hayes at 716-938-2307 or by email at SLHayes [at] cattco.org.
Chautauqua County, the Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) and the Western NY Wilds (Allegany County) comprise the Chautauqua-Allegheny Tourism Region, which is located in South Western New York State.
IMAGES HERE ... National Comedy Center | Wellsville Balloon Rally | Chautauqua Lake |
Allegany County - Western NY Wilds
Allegany County is known for xyz ... the Wellsville Balloon Rally, ... Bare Knuckle Boxing Museum ...
In 2011, an article written by Christine A. Smyczynski for the Member Connection, the magazine for AAA Members, two of the treasures of the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County have been named in the top 10 Hidden Gems in Western New York by AAA.
Group A of the Tourism Promotion Grant Program are several Chambers of Commerce with full-time staff.
- Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce
- Olean Chamber of Commerce
- Salamanca Chamber of Commerce