Norfolk receives grant to assist in tourism and outdoor recreation

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The city of Norfolk is one of the 10 communities being awarded a grant to assist in tourism programs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Friday.

The grants are intended to support outdoor recreation. Each locality listed was awarded up to $20,000 through the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s DRIVE Outdoor grant program. The funds can be used for projects such as purchasing new outdoor recreation equipment, increasing accessibility to outdoor recreation, events, studies, etc.

Here are the communities receiving funding:

  • Norfolk

  • Alleghany Highlands

  • Danville City

  • Northern Neck

  • Richmond Region Tourism

  • Smyth County

  • Town of Cape Charles

  • Town of Culpeper

  • Town of Damascus

  • Town of Kilmarnock

“Growing our outdoor economy spurs job creation and provides endless opportunities for outdoor-focused partnerships,” Youngkin said. “The projects created from this program will help further position Virginia as the top state on the East Coast for outdoor recreation and a natural fit for outdoor businesses.”

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