Hotel tax funding promotes events that create overnight stays in Wayne County

The Wayne County Tourism Promotion Committee and the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) today jointly announced the open application period for funding from the Hotel Room Tax in 2023. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2023.

The PMVB has been supporting nonprofit organizations and event-planning partners in conjunction with the Tourism Promotion Committee and the Wayne County Commissioners. These funding recipients bring overnight visitors to the county each year providing additional revenue for area businesses.

More than 30 attendees learned about the PMVB marketing initiatives and the grant application process at The Undercroft at The Settlers Inn in Hawley on January 12, 2023. Nonprofit organizations and event planners shared success stories from previous grant rounds and indicated the importance of hotel tax grants in promoting their causes.

Organizations are encouraged to reach out to PMVB and other community organizations to combine efforts and maximize marketing potentials. Organizations are encouraged to submit their application electronically, or supply just one copy by mail or delivered to the courthouse.

Applications can be obtained by e-mailing Wayne County CFO Vicky Botjer at [email protected], or on the PMVB website or at under Open Bids. Awards will be announced by March 8, 2023.


Andrew Seder, Chief Clerk
570-253-5970 - ext. 1301
[email protected]