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DOC Announces 2000 MDCP Grant Award Competition Details
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the schedule for this year's Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant award competition. This year, the applications will be due on May 16th, 2000. For further information on the schedule or for an application, please go to the MDCP web site at: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/mdcp
In addition, an MDCP kick-off meeting is planned for April 3rd, 2000 in Washington D.C. For more information on this meeting please visit the web site at: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/mdcp/submitappl.html
The tourism industry has benefited by nearly a million dollars from these grants in the past. In 1998, Travel South USA was an award recipient, and in 1999 the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded a grant from the MDCP.
Tourism Industries would like to encourage travel and tourism organizations to apply for this year's awards as well. Again, go to the ITA web site page to obtain the items required to obtain this grant. Go to: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/mdcp.
On this page, you will find the following:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Links are available that provide additional information on:
For Further Information Contact:
Brad Hess, Manager,
Tourism Industries along with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service will be happy to assist you with market background and plan suggestions in applying for this grant. You are encouraged to use these resources to show the public/private partnership links. Please visit the ITA web sites as well when developing your proposals. TI suggests you go to:
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