Annual Tourism Grant Program

Two children looking at mural with words Westmoreland County Tourism Grant

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the visitor 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 2019 Tourism Grants will be available online on October 1, 2019. 
 
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., Friday, November 12, 2019. Granting decisions will be determined and notification will be announced in January 2020.
 
Any questions as you work through the process, please contact Georgia Robinsky, Grant Administrator at grobinsky@laurelhighlands.org or 724-2388-5661 extension 115.