(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County's (VBC) Tourism Grant, instituted in 2008 by the tourism office to assist in the development and enhancement of not-for-profit tourism product in Bucks County, is readying for another around of grant applications.

After six years of awarding grants that distributed nearly $1.9 million in tourism funds, applications for the next round of grants are due by April 1, 2014.

The VBC Tourism Grant is supported from a portion earned from 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 tourism office.

Past grant recipients include Pennsbury Manor, James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Children's Museum, Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Bucks County Playhouse.

All deadlines and details regarding the tourism grant application process can be found on Visit Bucks County's website here: http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/grants. Specific questions regarding the grant program can be directed to Visit Bucks County Executive Director, Jerry Lepping at JerryL@VisitBucksCounty.com.

Contact: Jessica Lawlor
Communications Coordinator
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 227
JessicaL@visitbuckscounty.com

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.