$140,000 Tourism Stimulus Distributed by Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
Tourism Grant Recipients Announced

(Bucks County, PA) The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB) Tourism Grant, which aims to aid non-profit historic preservation, improvements of future and existing tourism attractions, supporting the rich cultural heritage & special events in Bucks County aimed at attracting visitors, and funding marketing expenditures associated with the above are pleased to announce the names of the Tourism Grant Recipients.

After a successful first round that contributed $195,000 in tourism funds, applications for the second round were to be received by April 1st in order to apply for the $140,000 being offered.

The Tourism Grant Program was instituted for the development and enhancement of the not-for-profit tourism product in Bucks County. The BCCVB supports the grant program from a portion of the proceeds earned with the Bucks County lodging tax. Eligible recipients are limited to non profits or other entities located in Bucks County and are marketing partners of the BCCVB.

The Board of Directors of the BCCVB recognized the beauty of the plan lay with the ability to help develop tourism while benefiting both large museums and smaller organizations such as previous recipients; Doylestown Historical Society, Landmark Towns, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Wine Trail and River Road Business Alliance.

All deadlines and details regarding the application process are on the BCCVB’s website, www.visitbuckscounty.com  Access “Grant Information” on the homepage.

All questions regarding the grant can be directed to Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau. He can be reached at Jlepping@VisitBucksCounty.com  

Recipients are as follows:

Warwick Township Historical Society   $5,000.  (Moland House)
Richland Area Softball Association        10,000
James A. Michener Art Museum              25,000   and   15,000
Friends of Bolton Mansion, Inc.               5,000
New Hope Historical Society                   2,000
Friends of the Delaware Canal                5,000
New Hope Arts Inc.                                   5,000
Team USA Hockey Club/AAU Hockey    10,000
9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection        5,000
Bristol Riverside Theatre                         3,000
Pearl S. Buck International                      3,000
Quakertown Alive!                                    2,000
River Road Business Alliance                 5,000
Historic Fallsington                                  5,000
Heritage Conservancy                              4,000
Bucks County Wine Trail                         10,000
Bucks County Wine Trail/New Hope Chamber  10,000  (2010 Wine Fest)
Doylestown Historical Society                 5,000
Andalusia Foundation                              6,000


Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x. 231

About Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.