Thank you for your interest in the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority.
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority was established under the authority of North Carolina Senate Bill 369, as ratified in the 2005 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
The purpose of the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is to promote tourism in Franklin County and begin building a stronger economic base for the creation of job opportunities specific to tourism-related activities and endeavors.
The authority consists of nine members who meet quarterly.
Opportunities exist for tourism related events to apply for grant funding via the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority. Please review the Grant Application carefully to see if your event matches one of the key goals of the TDA - bring visitors from outside Franklin County into the County, ideally requiring overnight accommodations.
Any requests for grants must be submitted to the TDA office well in advance of the actual event and provide ample time for review and recommendation for approval by the TDA Board. The TDA Board will make a recommendation for grants approved to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners who will ultimately determine approval for the funding.
The schedule for grant deadlines and meetings is as follows:
2021 FCTDA GRANT DEADLINES AND MEETING DATES AND TIMES
2021 FCTDA GRANT DEADLINES
February 28. 2021
April 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
August 31, 2021
October 31, 2021
December 31, 2021
FCTDA MEETING DATES AND TIMES
January 19, 2021 (Tuesday) @ 5:00 P.M.
March 15, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
May 17, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
July 19, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
September 20, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
November 15, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
For additional information, contact Robert Sykes, Chairperson, at (919) 457-2942 or Fannie Brown at (919) 426-4734.