River Parishes Tourism Investment Grant
It is the desire of the River Parishes Tourist Commission (RPTC) to assist with events and initiatives that generate overnight guests and increase tourism, while enhancing the visitor’s experience in the River Parishes. Grants may be awarded annually in support of tourism-related events and marketing initiatives. Preference is given to new projects or events.
The River Parishes Tourist Commission is now accepting grant applications for 2020.
RPTC grants are used to assist with promoting and supporting events and initiatives that generate overnight visits and increase tourism, along with enhancing visitors’ experiences to the River Parishes. Funding comes from occupancy taxes collected in the River Parishes that is reinvested in the local communities through the grant program.
Several key changes were made to the grant program:
- Entities are now eligible to apply for grant funding, with a one-to-one cash match eligibility
- A pre-application workshop is now included as part of the process, helping applicants determine how to best generate a successful funding request
- The application is now easier to fill out and is provided online only, allowing those completing the application to submit documents, budgets and copy/paste information easily into the new form.
Discover Exciting Ways to Explore
Make planning your next vacation to New Orleans Plantation Country easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.
Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.
Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.
Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".
The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.
Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.
Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.
Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.
Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.
New Orleans Plantation Country offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.