The VA250 Commission offers grant programs to support local commemorative events, programs, and activities. Local VA250 committees whose local governing body has passed a resolution of support are encouraged to apply.
VTC VA250 Tourism Marketing Program
The VA250 Tourism Marketing Program, created in partnership between the VA250 Commission and the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is designed to support, promote, and market programming, events, and interpretive signage against the backdrop of the 250th commemoration. Virginia communities are encouraged to begin planning and preparations for statewide commemorations in the coming years. Programs must support the mission of the VA250 Commission and drive visitation to Virginia destinations.
Round 2 (Spring 2023)
Open now through July 18.
Award announcements will be made in mid-September.
Round 1 (Fall 2022)
The Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of Round 1 (Fall 2022)! Congratulations are in order for:
Click here for the full release from Governor Youngkin’s office.
This program is tentatively slated to open twice per year through 2026. Applicants may apply in future rounds even if they have made a prior application.
Virginia Humanities Grant
Virginia Humanities and VA250 have joined together to provide grants that will fund content development, exhibit design, and other humanities-related programs to localities. The first application round is slated to open in Fall 2023.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant
Virginia Commission for the Arts and VA250 will partner to provide Creative Community Partnership Grants to arts organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The first application round is slated to open in early 2024.