As of September 12, 2017, applications for American Evolution's marketing grant program are now open. This grant program, administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, was created to assist Virginia localities – from towns and cities to museums, tourist attractions, and non-profit organizations – in the promotion of their sites and their connections to American Evolution. Applications must be submitted by November 9, 2017.
Project proposals should promote American Evolution’s themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity, and its vision of reinforcing Virginia as a leader in education, tourism, and economic development. Projects must also encourage visitation to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Programs that are regional in scope are encouraged.
Potential project proposals include:
- Establishing and promoting a local or regional historic trail(s) that aligns with the commemoration themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity.
- Creating and promoting itineraries for tourism to the locality or region aligned with the commemoration themes, local or regional trails, and American Evolution Digital Trail Sites.
- Promoting American Evolution to build awareness of the 2019 Commemoration and Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States.
Click here to learn more about how you can apply for the American Evolution marketing grant program on behalf of your town, site, or organization.