The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau sponsors a number of grant opportunities to help fun and support various Outer Banks projects and events.

The Dare County Tourism Board recognizes the natural resources that have attracted citizens and visitors to Dare County and the physical beauty of our coastal environment is Dare County's greatest asset. The GOSPL program is available to all Governmental Municipalities in Dare County as well as the County of Dare. There is no application, rather written proposals are required and must demonstrate applying organizations' ability to meet the GOSPL criteria.

GOSPL Resolution 
GOSPL Guidelines

Event Grant

Event Grant Application (.PDF)
Event Grant Application (.DOCX)
Event Grant Accountability Form (.PDF)
Event Grant Guidelines
Logo for Event Grant Recipients

Established Event Developer (EED) Grant

Established Event Developer (EED) Grant Application (.PDF)
Established Event Developer (EED) Grant Application (.DOCX)
Event Developer Grant Guidelines

Natural Cultural Historic Fund Grant

Dare County Tourism Board’s Natural Cultural Historic Fund Grant (NCH) program was established to financially assist Dare County Governmental Units and other Non-profit Organizations within Dare County with projects that promote the Outer Banks’ natural, cultural and historical attractions needed due to the impact of tourism on the County.

Natural Cultural Historic Fund Grant Application (.PDF)
Natural Cultural Historic Fund Grant Application (.DOCX)
Rules and Qualifications

(Short Term) Restricted Fund Grant

The (Short Term) Restricted Fund Grant is designed to help Dare County based Municipalities and nonprofit organizations with projects such as highway beautification, beach and sound accesses, or hike/bike walk trails. Grants are disbursed on a 50/50-match basis.

Restricted Fund Grant Rules 
Restricted Fund Grant Reimbursement
Restricted Fund Grant Application
Logo Option

Past Awards

Established Event Developer Grants
Event Grant Awards
Fireworks Grants
Short-term Restricted Fund Grants
Green Space/Open Space Preservation of Land Grants
Special Project Grant Awards
TAG Awards