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Upper Cape Region Awarded Nearly $400k in Tourism Grant Funding


CONTACT: Ben Kaplan, Communications Director Office of Senator Susan L. Moran

Upper Cape Region Awarded Nearly $400k in Tourism Grant Funding

(BOSTON – 04/05/2022) The Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, in partnership with the Massachusetts Office Travel & Tourism, has announced that $4 million in awards will be distributed to over 80 tourism organizations, chambers of commerce, and municipalities as part of the Travel and Tourism Grant Recovery Program.

Funded through the statewide Tourism Trust Fund, these grants will be used by municipal groups and local nonprofits for marketing purposes that support the My Local MA campaign, enhance tourism recovery, and have the potential to increase non-resident visitation. The program’s goal is to strengthen the Massachusetts economy through the development and enhancement of the state’s tourism industry

Among the recipients, communities from the Upper Cape and surrounding areas will be receiving a windfall of allocations that will help put the region prominently on the map including:

  • Heritage Plantation of Sandwich - $49k to promote the Creating Cape Cod museum exhibit featuring the history of Cape Cod as a tourist destination.

  • Plimouth Patuxet Museums - $45k for broadcast and print elements to highlight the organizations 75th anniversary.

  • Arts Foundation of Cape Cod - $55k to continue promotion of the Capture Cape Cod through the Arts! marketing initiative in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Barnstable.

  • Plymouth Center for the Arts - $55k to maintain the organization’s partnership with Northeastern's CLEAR Lab research team & the Town of Plymouth's Dept. of Marine & Environmental Affairs to promote a season of unique arts and nature experiences that will attract, engage, and inspire visitors this Spring.

  • See Plymouth - $90k to promote the South Shore Irish Heritage Trail to 9 towns: Plymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, and Weymouth; as well as Increase tourism from the Northeast, Ireland, and Canada.

  • Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation - $100k to engage historically underrepresented and diverse communities in the Commonwealth and beyond by promoting Plymouth International program.

“Tourism is an integral part of my district’s ability to grow, both economically and culturally,” Senator Susan Moran (D - Plymouth and Barnstable) said. “This program intentionally gives grantees the autonomy to identify where funding should be targeted in a manner that best aligns with their own travel and tourism goals, as well as the region’s broader community development landscape.”


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