Welcome to the 2018 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, 2018 and December 31, 2018, intended to attract out-of-county residents to Kern County events or attractions.


Completed Applications Due – 5:00 P.M., October 27, 2017
Recommendations Submitted to Board of Supervisors – December 2017
Anticipated Award Announcement – December 19, 2017

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