The Day – Eastern Regional Tourism District Awards Marketing Grants to Six Recipients

Mystic — The Eastern Regional Tourism District will distribute $50,000 in grants to six entities that have submitted plans for tourism marketing initiatives in the region.

Mystic River Heritage Foundation, The Last Green Valley, City of New London, Thames River Heritage Foundation, Putnam Business Association and the Think Mystic Partnership were chosen to receive grants.

The Mystic River Heritage Foundation will receive $10,000 and each of the others will receive $8,000.

“The Eastern Regional Tourism District is pleased that we are able to help organizations that otherwise may not have the money to market their sites so that visitors can find and enjoy them. said Jim Bellano, district chairman. “These six entities have developed plans that align with our 2022 plans to market the incredible tourism experiences here in Eastern Connecticut.”

The ERTD Marketing Committee reviewed 10 applications. Businesses, nonprofits and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut were encouraged to develop and submit marketing proposals.

“This matching grant program leverages our public tax dollars for greater private sector investment, resulting in a stronger tourism marketing campaign for the region,” said Chris Regan, Marketing Committee Chair.

Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the ERTD documenting their use of grant funds.

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