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Annual Tourism Grant Program
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the vistor experience, and overnight stays in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties.  A percentage of each county room tax is allocated to a grant program specifically established to support the county's tourism assets.

Grant Administration
The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is the administrator of the grant programs, overseeing the documentation process and compliance with guidelines.  Grants are subject to audit each year.  Grants are disbursed at the discretion of the grant committee designated by each county.

Criteria and Guidelines
Criteria and guidelines are established by each county. 

Applications for Westmoreland County’s 2017 Tourism Grants are now online. Please click here and select the appropriate grant criteria, application and worksheets. You will be prompted to download and save the files to your computer for future use. On this page, you will also find a helpful document of information and tips shared at the recent grant chat event.

We strongly encourage you to carefully review the county’s guidelines as several requirements have changed. Please remember that completed applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m., November 18, 2016. The Westmoreland County Grant Review Committee intends to review all applications as soon as possible in order to award funds early in 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Robinsky at or Renee Seifert at .

"I Want a Grant.  How Do I Go About Getting It?"
Here are some simple grant writing tips to help you submit a successful grant.

PA Laurel Highlands
The Laurel Highlands Visitors
Bureau (a non-profit, membership
supported organization) has
served as the official tourism
promotion agency for the region
encompassing Fayette, Somerset
and Westmoreland Counties since