Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund

  • The goal of the fund is to attract destination-branding and tourism-driving events that attract the majority of visitors from outside of the destination (50+ miles outside of Morgantown, WV)


Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund

  • Majority of visitors must come from outside of the destination (50+ miles outside of Morgantown, WV)
  • Event must positively impact the local economy with data to back up application 
  • Event must generate at least 100 hotel/motel room nights
  • Applicants must apply a minimum of 6 months prior to the first date of your event in order to successfully promote the event and the grant program
  • Events must highlight Mountaineer Country as an events destination
  • Applicants are urged to carefully consider the details of their application before submitting, as second half of funds are dependent on application and post-report accuracy. Please take into account impacts of acts of God, unforeseen circumstances, etc.



  • Applicants will be notified via email 8-10 weeks after their application submission.
  • If approved, applicants will receive 50% of their awarded grant funds via check in person at the Visit Mountaineer Country CVB.
  • Upon completion of the event, recipients will complete their final grant report.
    NOTE: You must re-upload your event budget spreadsheet with the updated post-event fields completed (i.e., Amount spent, vendors, vendor location.)
  • Applicants will receive their remaining 50% once their final grant report has been successfully received with the required supporting information. NOTE:  If you do not submit your post-event report within 30 days of the last day of your event, you will forfeit the remaining 50% of the awarded funds.
All Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund applications require an 8-10 week turnaround time for review and processing purposes. Please ensure you have reviewed all application materials to streamline the process.

Promotion Kit - Required

Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund

When receiving funds from the Monongalia County Tourism Advancement Fund, you are required to credit both the Monongalia County Commission and the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau in all event promotions. The required promotional logos are below and acceptable for you to download. Please reference your Promotion Contract for best practices and guidelines.



Events Supported

NYE Big Bash LogoHops on the Mon LogoAAU Diving LogoCheat Lake Rotary Regatta LogoAppalachian Studies Association LogoMountaineer Comic-Con LogoWV Cupcake and Craft Beer Fest LogoAmerican Legion Mid Atlantic LogoAmerican Legion Great Lakes LogoGreat Gatsby Garden Party LogoChocolate Wine and Shine LogoCountry Roads BBQ Clash LogoClub Mountaineer Swimming LogoWV Sober Living Ascension Recovery Scavenger Hunt LogoWVSSAC Logo