Tourism Funding Grants Available

The Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) is seeking applications for funding, which is made possible through the collection of the Yates County Occupancy Tax. Yates County established a 4% occupancy tax program for the purpose of promoting, developing, and protecting the area’s tourism industry. Through this grant program, it was deemed important to establish programs and opportunities to promote or support the development of activities that will increase occupancy in the lodging sector in Yates County.  The Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) was established to act as an advisor to the Yates County Legislature. The TAC is made up of local tourism professionals and reviews the funding requests from tourism agencies and related groups for the upcoming County fiscal year. The TAC makes a final recommendation of funding to the Legislature. 

Applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 4 PM and are available by request, online or at the Yates County Chamber of Commerce at 2375 Route 14A in Penn Yan.

Last year’s recipients of funding included the Yates County Chamber of Commerce (the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency), Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Finger Lakes Museum,  Dundee Historical Society, and Friends of the Outlet Trail.

For more information, or to request a copy of the application, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111 or by email at Applications will also be available by visiting and  

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