Governor Bob McDonnell announced this week that nearly $800,000 in grant funds from the Virginia Tourism Corporation will go to more than 40 tourism initiatives across the state. News/Talk 960’s Timothy Martin with more on what one local organization will be getting.

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Here is a breakdown of the grant money:




Artisan Center of Va.Take Home a Piece of Va.$10,000
Shenandoah CountyShenandoah County Shines$7322
Richmond CVBGreater Richmond Video Series$50,000
Colonial Athletic Assoc.Va is for Lovers of CAA$10,000
The Crooked RoadThe Collaborative Crooked Road$28,000
Draper Mercantile Trading Co.Concert Series Marketing$7300
Friends of Southwest VirginiaInviting the World to SWVA$50,000
Round the MountainDigital Online Artisan Maps$40,000
Northampton CountyCross the Bay for a Day$37,077
Goochland CountyDiscover Goochland$10,000
Northern Neck TourismOne-Tank Marketing$10,000
Scott CountyOutdoor Recreation Marketing$9,998
Waterford FoundationWaterford Homes Tour$12,913
Tazewell CountyBack of the Dragon$10,000
Roanoke River to TrailsTobacco Heritage Trail$878
Roanoke Valley CVBBlue Ridge Mountain Marketing$50,000
Virginia Beach CVBLive, Love, Run the Winter$46,851
Smyth County TourismBlue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail$30,000
Virginia for the ArtsMinds Wide Open 2012$24,882
Boydton Historic RenaissanceSouthern Virginia’s Little Village$2,500
Jamestown SettlementAmerica’s Historic Triangle$50,000
Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of CommerceIt’s Closer Than You Think Campaign$9,118
Piedmont Arts Assoc.Discover Martinsville’s Museums$9,925
Depot Arts Assoc.Entertain Your Sense of Art$1,655
City of PoquosonSeafood Festival and Recreation$6,142
City of RadfordPhase V Tourism Initiative$10,000
Town of BrooknealBrookneal Wine Festival at Red Hill$2,504
City of WaynesboroRebranding and Marketing$28,211
SoVa Wine TrailWine Through Southern Va.$7,477
City of Galax/Grayson Co.Bluegrass, Blue Ridge, Blue Skies$23,013
Wilderness RoadBrochure and Marketing Plan$42,000
Thomas Jefferson FoundationGreater Charlottesville Marketing$50,000
Visit LoudounLansdowne Resort Family Campaign$13,000
Nelson 151Nelson 151$10,000
Virginia Golf VacationsClick, Play and Save$15,775
Waynesboro Tourism Assoc.Mobile Marketing$4,642
Waynesboro Parks & Rec.Run the Valley Series$5,000
Shenandoah Valley Art CenterRiver City Fall Foliage$10,000
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar ForestWine Festival$10,000
Hague WineryGood Life Now and Then$8,000
Visit FairfaxBanner Advertising Campaign$30,000
Abingdon CVBEntertain Your Senses$10,198
Out of Woodstock ProductionsVirginia Renaissance Fair$10,000