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  • Supervisors OK $380K in funding for tourism-related agencies

    Jun 23, 2020 | Read More News
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    Pima County Board of Supervisors at its June 23 meeting voted 3-2 to approve $380,000 in funding to outside agencies with attractions and tourism-related programs. Nine non-profit community agencies will receive financial support from the County to promote events, celebrations and programs that provide economic development and improve tourism in Pima County.  

    El Tour de Tucson“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attractions are open with limited capacity and events altered to accommodate physical distancing,” Attractions and Tourism Director Diane Frisch said. “These non-profits need our assistance now more than ever as we navigate these unprecedented times.”

    If any funded events are canceled due to the pandemic, the funding will carry over to the following year.

    Pima County Attractions and Tourism manages the Tourism-Related Outside Agency Program to ensure the services provided compliment and expand those directly offered by the County. The Outside Agency Citizen Review Committee reviewed each application and recommended the award to each agency based on available funds. 

    Recipients of the attractions and tourism outside agency grants include the Ajo District Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona, the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Southwest Folklife Alliance, Children’s Museum of Tucson, Perimeter Bicycling, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and the Tucson Presidio for Historic Preservation. The recipients will split the approved amount of $380,000.