A new round of Travel and Tourism Recovery (TTR) grants has been announced by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT).
Applications open December 1, 2021 and are due January 19, 2022. Read the guidelines and application information here.
The grants are designed to help communities recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the long-term strength and sustainability of our Commonwealth.
The Travel and Tourism Recovery (TTR) Grant Program is the implementation of FY22 funding by the MA Legislature to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through the development and enhancement of the state’s tourism industry.
TTR Grants are dedicated to campaigns and initiatives that increase consumer spending, support local businesses, and advance community recovery efforts to support businesses in Massachusetts. Funds will be used for covering administrative expenses, adapting programming to cope with COVID-19 and planning efforts to develop creative solutions to build and transform the tourism and hospitality sector to adapt to the post-pandemic environment. These funds will enable local, regional, and statewide organizations to enhance tourism recovery and increase non-resident visitation to Massachusetts. Approved activities are encouraged to have long-term transformational impacts and priority will be given to projects that create assets or collateral that live on beyond the life of the project.
MOTT will endeavor to ensure geographic diversity among grantees. MOTT staff, in consultation with EOHED, will review all complete, eligible proposals submitted online by the deadline and awards will be announced in March 2022.
Here is information on the first round of TTR grant recipients, announced in summer 2021.
Learn more about Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.