The Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) is seeking applications for funding, which is made possible through the collection of the Yates County Occupancy Tax.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. Sept.7 and are available by request, online or at the Yates County Chamber of Commerce at 2375 Route 14A in Penn Yan.

Once applications are received, the TAC will review the submissions and each organization will schedule a personal presentation for Thursday, Sept. 25 with the committee. A notice of the grant will be sent following approval of the TAC and Yates County legislative budget adoption.

Last year’s recipients of funding included the Yates County Chamber of Commerce (the county’s Tourism Promotion Agency), Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Finger Lakes Wine Country, Mom’s 5k Run, Arts Center of Yates County, The Windmill, Keuka Outlet Trail, Dundee Scottish Festival, Finger Lakes Farm Country, and Fox Run Vineyards.

For more information, or to request a copy of the application, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111 or by email at Applications will also be available by visiting

The TAC is composed of individuals representing segments from the local tourism industry. The purpose of the TAC is to request and review applications for funding, giving priority to marketing activities and events that drive overnight visitation to Yates County and that have a demonstrative return on investment.

Funds for the grants come from a share of the Yates County occupancy tax revenues.