Welcome to the 2019 Kern County Tourism Promotion Grant Program!

Kern County Board of Supervisors has authorized up to $100,000 to be used to assist qualified groups in efforts to attract visitors to the region. The focus of this grant cycle is out-of-county marketing.

Kern County Board of Trade, which administers the program on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, will accept applications from qualified 501(c)3 organizations and small businesses in the Leisure and Hospitality sector engaged in the promotion of Kern County as a visitor destination. Applications must support direct marketing efforts taking place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, intended to attract out-of-county residents to Kern County events or attractions.


Completed Applications Due – 5:00 P.M., November 16, 2018

Recommendations Submitted to Board of Supervisors – December 2018
Anticipated Award Announcement – December 18, 2018

*Email grant applications to BOTGrants@KernCounty.com

2019 Tourism Grant Packet

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