$187,500 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 Fall 2009 Tourism Grant Recipients.

After previous successful rounds that have contributed $325, 000 in tourism funds, the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau awarded this rounds recipients Wednesday December 16th at the Bucks County Visitors Center. Applications for the next round are to be received by April 1st.

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 including; New Hope Historical Society, Pearl S Buck International, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Wine Trail and Historic Fallsington.

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

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:

Bucks County B&B Association $15,000
New Hope Celebrates  $2,500
Bucks County Wine Trail  $20,000
Johnsville Centrifuge Museum $2,500
Historical Morrisville Society $5,000
Heritage Conservancy  $3,000
Pearl S. Buck House  $10,000
Quakertown Alive!   $2,000
Bucks County Covered Bridges $7,500
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve$12,500
Historical Society of Bensalem $2,500
Bucks County Historical   $20,000
James Michener Art Museum $25,000
Delaware Valley Philharmonic $5,000
River Road Business Alliance $20,000
Historical Fallsington  $3,000
King Library Restoration  $3,000
Craven Hall Historical Society $1,500
Churchville Nature Center  $7,500
Landmark Towns   $10,000
Bucks County Wine Trail/New Hope$10,000
Chamber of Commerce (Wine Fair)

Total      $187,500


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 PARX Casino & Racetrack). 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.