Tourism Grant Application

2021 Tourism Development Grant Program

The County of Lehigh is currently requesting applications for its 2021 Tourism Development Grant Program. 

The main goals of this grant are to assist organizations who are promoting tourism on a regional level and who encourage visitors to plan overnight stays in our local hotels.

Regional tourism venues which are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, political subdivision or a municipal authority are eligible to apply. 

Tourism Development Grants may be awarded for projects occurring in Lehigh County that encourage substantially large events or improve facilities, are regional in nature, and have the potential to draw a significant amount of people. Capital projects (but not general maintenance) which will promote tourism, events or conventions are also acceptable.

The review committee’s recommendations for awards will be included in the County of Lehigh 2021 budget that will be presented to the Board of Commissioners by August 31, 2020. Grantees will be notified of their awards in December 2020.

New for this year:  Priority will be given to those organizations who partner with Discover Lehigh Valley to increase the success of their events (documentation of partnership will be required) AND as stated above, this program will also consider annual events.  

Lehigh County has continuously shown a strong commitment to the civic, cultural and recreational well-being of our communities.  We are proud of the support we provide to organizations in the County.  We look forward to your participation in this program.  Please feel free to contact Virginia Haas at 610.782.3809 or if you have any questions or if you would like additional information.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for specific information for this program.
Requests must be received by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 
Applications may be uploaded (see instructions below), emailed or mailed to:  

Virginia Haas
Community Revitalization and Development Manager
Lehigh County Government Center
Room 519
17 S. 7th St.
Allentown PA 18101

 Applicants who choose to mail their submissions must include one original and six copies of the entire grant submission

The application can be downloaded and saved to your device via the link in the Documents pane on the left.  Complete all the necessary fields in the application and submit the completed application, together with up to a maximum of 15 supporting documents, via the web form below.  The form must be completed for each application submission.  Please use the most up-to-date version of your browser for completing the form.
Once you click send you will see a Tourism Development Grant Submission Confirmation screen (this may take a few moments, so please be patient).

If, after waiting a reasonable amount of time, the screen does not appear, then your application may not have been uploaded – Please Contact Virginia Haas at 610.782.3809 or


Tourism Grant Application Submission (On-line submissions function best if you are using the latest version of your particular browser.)

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