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    Monday, March 27, 2023

    Grant program to give $10K to marketing initiatives for Eastern Connecticut tourism

    The Eastern Regional Tourism District (ERTD) has announced a grant program for marketing initiatives in support of eastern Connecticut’s tourism economy.

    The Regional Marketing Partnership Program will award grants up to $10,000 to businesses, non-profits, and municipalities for marketing plans.

    A total of $70,000 has been allocated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism to fund the program, according to a news release.

    “We’ve had three successful rounds of marketing grants that have provided grant money to organizations that otherwise might not have had the resources to market their programs,” said Jim Bellano, Chairman of the District in the release.

    Plans should focus on marketing eastern Connecticut’s tourism economy and encourage the safe enjoyment of tourism opportunities as well as encourage collaboration and partnerships.

    Applications will be accepted through Feb. 10.

    To submit a plan for consideration, the plan must be in PDF format and submitted to Rachel Lenda at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut at visiteasternct@gmail.com. Plans should include a full project description, timeline, measurable goals, and proposed budget. Applicants will be eligible for one program grant per year.

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