UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Applying for the TDF

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

 tdf application process sept 2018


The TDF application process consists of five steps:

A.  Applicants must submit a Phase 1 application.

The Phase 1 application is a short application consisting primarily of a thorough project description.  The Phase 1 application will be due in March of each year. City staff conducts a Phase 1 application review which is designed to determine eligibility for funding. The intent of the Phase 1 review is to limit the applicant’s expense preparing application materials for a project that may not be eligible for TDF award.

B.  If eligibility is met, applicants must submit a Phase 2 application which will be much more robust and will typically feature economic impact studies, artistic renderings, market analysis and/or a strong business plan in addition to a standardized application packet.

C.  The Phase 2 application will be reviewed by the Tourism Development Grant Review Committee who will make a recommendation to City Council. 

D.  City Council will make the final funding decisions.

E.  All applicants will be offered an interview to discuss next steps or what needs improvement.