Travel Nevada to distribute $730,000 in grants to promote rural tourism

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (Travel Nevada) on Sept. 17 approved $730,547 in grants to rural Nevada communities to market themselves as tourism destinations.

“Travel Nevada’s Rural Marketing Grants program is a key factor in how we support Nevada communities as they grow their economies,” Brenda Scolari, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. “We are proud to support the efforts of our dedicated tourism partners in rural Nevada.”

In all, nearly 90 grants were awarded to nonprofits “for tourism marketing projects that will result in overnight stays, which generate room tax revenue for the state,” according to a Sept. 17 press release.

As one grant example, the Virginia City Tourism Commission received $12,500 to create a promotional video featuring local musicians. Another: A $6,150 grant was awarded to the Marzen House Museum in Lovelock to create brochures explaining revitalization projects going on at the museum.

Funding for Travel Nevada’s Rural Marketing Grants program does not come from the state’s general fund. Travel Nevada receives three-eighths of 1% of room tax revenue as its operations budget. A portion of those funds is used to offer the Rural Marketing Grants program.

Go to to learn more, and go here for the full list of awardees.


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