Trenton, NJ - Reaffirming the Christie Administration's commitment to support travel and tourism in New Jersey, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that forty-two organizations were awarded Cooperative Marketing Grants totaling more than $553,000 to promote tourism in the Garden State.

Administered by the New Jersey Department of State's Division of Travel & Tourism, the Cooperative Marketing Grant Program provides funding to promote and market individual tourism events, attractions and activities throughout the state.

"Tourism is an important economic engine for New Jersey, particularly along our shore. It's an industry that contributes significantly to the health of our communities by creating jobs and bringing revenue into our municipalities," said Lt. Governor Guadagno. "Several weeks ago, I kicked off the "Show Your Love for the Jersey Shore" initiative to support local shore area businesses through the months ahead. The Cooperative Marketing Grant Program grants announced today will do even more to attract visitors and boost tourism here in New Jersey."

Cooperative Marketing Organization Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce

$12,600

Atlantic

Cooper's Ferry Partnership

$18,000

Camden

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

$22,250

Cape May

Historic Cold Spring Village

$21,000

Cape May

Cape May County Crest Haven Complex

$21,500

Cape May

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce

$12,450

Cape May

Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association

$12,000

Cape May

East Lynne Company, Inc.

$14,400

Cape May

Ocean City

$11,550

Cape May

Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society

$11,550

Cape May

Atlantic City Trolley Tours

$8,254

Cape May

7 Mile BUsiness Community Association, Inc.

$17,750

Cape May

Stone Harbor Borough

$4,439

Cape May

Millville Army Air Field Museum

$20,000

Cumberland

New Jersey Motorsports Park

$18,500

Cumberland

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

$15,750

Cumberland

Montclair Film Fesitval

$13,050

Essex

Festival of Ballooning Inc.

$11,700

Essex

Ironbound Business Improvement District

$17,000

Essex

Promo One of NJ, Inc.

$5,900

Essex

Hoboken City

$15,750

Hudson

Delaware River Greenway Partnership

$2,900

Hunterdon

Garden State Winegrowers Association

$17,750

Mercer

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

$1,140

Mercer

Public Art Foundation/Grounds for Sculpture

$15,000

Mercer

Passage Theatre Company

$6,640

Mercer

Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, Inc.

$14,000

Mercer

New Jersey Restaurant Association

$9,558

Mercer

The Garden State film Festival

$12,000

Monmouth

Belmar Pro Surf Contest

$10,200

Monmouth

Monmouth County

$15,500

Monmouth

First Choice Marketing LLC

$23,250

Morris

Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum

$19,750

Ocean

Lighthouse International Film Festival

$10,950

Ocean

ReClam the Bay

$10,800

Ocean

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Science

$9,300

Ocean

Joseph P. Hayes Surflight Theatre

$14,000

Ocean

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center

$16,000

Salem

Sussex County

$2,480

Sussex

Warren County Farmers Fair

$11,700

Warren

Villa Milagro Vineyards

$16,000

Warren

Highlands Tourism Partnership

$9,300

Warren

 

For more information on these destinations and assistance when planning a New Jersey vacation - including travel deals, additional itinerary ideas and events, finding accommodations and ordering free brochures - go to www.visitnj.org.