Tourism Updates

October 27, 2021

Quarterly Tourism Stakeholders Update – October 27, 2021

EDA Competitive Tourism Grants Opportunity

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has designated $240 million in funds for Competitive Tourism Grants.

Funding Opportunity Description: Subject to the availability of funds, awards made under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will help communities and regions devise and implement sustainable economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects to respond to damage to the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors from the coronavirus pandemic and to promote the economic resilience of regions dependent on those industries.


Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

(Maine, New Hampshire)
Alan Brigham

Philadelphia Regional Office
Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director
Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building
900 Market Street, Room 602
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 597-4603 Main Office
(215) 597-1063 Fax

More Useful Tools

Look Out for ME is an initiative providing guidance  on how to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly, with respect for the land and waters we all love. As more people than ever before venture out to explore the forests, mountains and coastlines that make Maine uniquely Maine, it’s natural that some might not know or may need a reminder of the ins-and-outs of responsible recreation.

Managing Visitor Expectations – Resources

Social Media Best Practices – Marshall Communications has written this guide for social media best practices

COVID-19 Info

The Travel Protocols page provides the most recent travel protocols for visitors traveling to Maine.

The Maine CDC has the most updated information on Domestic and International Travel requirements.

Helpful Links 

  1. The Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention
  2. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development 
  3. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention