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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 16:15:02 (EST)
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Subject: DOC Announces 2001 MDCP Grant Award Competition Details

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http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/
U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

03/23/2001

DOC Announces 2001 MDCP Grant Award Competition Details

Contact: Tourism Industries office
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

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 18th, 2001. 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 18th, 2001 in Washington D.C. For more information on this meeting please visit the web site at: http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/mdcp/fy01/01applicationkit23mar01.html

The tourism industry has benefited by more than 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.

For Further Information Contact:

Brad Hess, Manager,
Market Development Cooperator Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Ave. N.W., Room 3209
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone: (202) 482-2969
Fax: (202) 482-4462

Tourism Industries along with the U.S. Commercial Service will be happy to assist you with market background and plan suggestions in applying for this grant, as long as it is within the official MDCP guidelines. 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:

1. http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
2. http://www.usatrade.gov/
3. https://trade.gov/industry/
4. http://www.ita.doc.gov

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Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2073
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887
e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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