Grants For Tourism Businesses in Cumberland County Due to decreased funding streams caused by restricted travel conditions surrounding COVID-19, these Tourism Funding programs are paused. CAEDC remains optimistic that Tourism Funding programs will reopen to partner applicants in the future. Since 2010, CAEDC/Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau has earmarked funds for a variety of tourism grants available for partners who are growing tourism and increasing the visitor experience. From the initial grant cycle in 2010, CAEDC has awarded grants to fund 200 projects representing heritage, cultural, agricultural and experiential tourism. In 2016, CAEDC conducted a destination sales study which resulted in the recommendation to focus more on growing tourism assets and the reasons why people travel here. The success of the existing grant programs and the sales study recommendations led to CAEDC dedicating more funds for tourism product development and marketing grants. CAEDC will now be taking an active role in developing and/or enhancing tourism products and experiences through funding opportunities and dedicating staff resources to identifying and assisting in development opportunities. Read more about Funding Programs and past awards.