Fauquier County’s Department of Economic Development was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, the department announced in a news release.
The new grant was available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations across the “that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives,” according to the news release.
A total of $866,504 in marketing grant funds were awarded to 90 Destination Marketing Organizations as part of the DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant program, according to the news release.
The Fauquier County Department of Economic Development will use the VTC WanderLove grant funds “to showcase the many businesses and destinations within Fauquier County that are ideal for an easy day or weekend adventure using radio, video and print advertising,” the news release said.
“Fauquier County is grateful to have received this grant. Our tourism businesses have been working tirelessly to ensure guests can visit with a peace of mind and safely enjoy their experience,” Tourism Coordinator Laura Torpy said in the news release. “Fauquier’s idyllic location makes it an easy drive for day-trippers from all over the region. Visitors can safely enjoy our small towns and villages, farmers markets, restaurants, wineries, breweries and scenic outdoor recreation areas without the hustle and bustle of more populated areas. Fauquier County can certainly offer a sense of calm that many are seeking.”