Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Beautification Grant Program

Our grant application deadline has passed.

Grant dollars will help fund a variety of projects intended to support and enhance the quality of life in communities throughout the Pocono Mountains.

1st Round Recipients

Organizations Eligible to Apply:

  • Local government including, but not limited to, cities, boroughs and townships.
  • Municipal and redevelopment authorities and agencies.

Focus of Grant Program:

Grant funds may be used to support projects that:

  1. Beautify outdoor areas surrounding local hospitality and tourism businesses throughout our cities, boroughs, and townships in Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon Counties.
  2. Improve existing gateways/signage.
  3. Improve beautification and facades throughout our cities, boroughs, and townships.

Eligible projects may include but are not limited to:

Landscaping, outdoor seating, planters, trash cans, benches, recycling programs, trash removal, removal of overgrown weeds/brush/trees, upgrade of signage and facades.

Program Details:

  • Proposals are due on May 6, 2024, for projects to be completed by December 15, 2024. Grant funds will not carry over to the new year (2025).
  • Grant cap request: $20,000.00.
  • At least a 50% match is required.
  • Each project will be considered competitively based on criteria established by the PMVB and reflected in these guidelines.
  • Proposals will be approved based on the availability of funds.
  • Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis when proof of expenditure and completion of project has been provided to the PMVB by the deadline date of December 15, 2024.
  • Recipients may be asked to submit before and after photos of projects.

Application Procedures:

  • To be considered, please submit your application via email by May 6, 2024 to [email protected].
  • Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email confirming your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation within 48 hours of your submission, please follow up with [email protected].

Requests will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified by May 24, 2024.

PMVB Contact Information: Marlyn Kissner, [email protected] 610-751-493