Is anyone able to apply for funding?

Yes, the funding is available for use by any project and applicant if approved by the City Council after review by the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) committee.

  • This includes the City of Williamsburg, which might apply for funds for new trails, unique downtown lighting fixtures, improvements to sports complexes, or a new special event.
  • It also includes regional projects such as a sports center proposed for York or James City counties.
  • It would include William & Mary which might apply for new sporting facilities, entertainment venues, or special events.
  • It might also include the Chamber and Tourism Alliance which might apply for regional investment for projects or destination marketing.
  • Additionally, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation may choose to apply for funds that enable the completion of capital projects. Examples might include public restroom renovation, new event funding, or hotel expansion.

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1. Why do we need a Tourism Development Fund (TDF)?
2. What types of projects could be funded by the TDF?
3. How much would taxes increase if the TDF is approved?
4. Why can’t the City fund the TDF using existing revenues?
5. Is anyone able to apply for funding?
6. How would the TDF money be distributed?
7. Why does the City have to fund the projects?
8. How did City Council decide on a Tourism Development Fund?
9. Will unspent TDF money rollover into the next year?
10. How does the TDF differ from the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)?
11. Where has a TDF been successful in a similar market to ours?
12. How will we determine the success of the TDF?