Tourism Development Fund (TDF)

The 2023 cycle of the Tourism Development Fund grant process will open on February 1, 2023. The City will host two "open house" information sessions where potential applicants are invited to attend and ask questions about proposed projects. Details for these sessions can be found below:

  • Virtual: Tuesday, February 7 at 1 pm (register online)
  • In-person: Wednesday, February 8 at 10 am at the Williamsburg Community Building (401 N. Boundary St)

Purpose

The TDF was adopted in 2017 with one intent:

The purpose of the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is to increase patronage to restaurants, attractions, hotels, and events in the City of Williamsburg through financial assistance and reinvestment in tourism products, place-making projects, and public-private partnerships.

The City Is Looking for Partners

The City is looking for partners to help increase tourism. The reason is simple. People agree that the City has to bolster tourism in order to continue offering the world-class services and quality of life to which residents and visitors have grown accustomed. To do this, the City has to provide a business-friendly environment, be progressive in thinking about new concepts, and reduce the costs of investment.

If you have any questions about the grant process, please email Joanna Skrabala, Tourism Development Specialist, or call her at 757-220-6129.