Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project


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The Tourism Partnership Fund (TPF) is a grant program operated by the USAID BEST project to encourage local initiatives and businesses to invest in and develop Jordan's tourism sector and competitiveness and support the goals and objectives of the tourism project. These include contributing to industry competitiveness, tourism promotion, creating jobs and enhancing tourism products, assets, and enterprises. Through the fiscal year of 2016 up to $1.5 million in grant funding will be available to support Jordan's tourism development.

Grant activities must fall into at least one of the following six categories:

  1. Business Enabling Environment to Support Competitiveness
  2. Tourism Asset Development
  3. Destination Marketing
  4. Improved Access to Finance
  5. Promoting Gender Equity in Tourism
  6. Creating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Proposed activities must also support any of the overall BEST project objectives. Click here to learn about these.

How can TPF help me?

The Tourism Program Fund offers financial and technical assistance for your tourism activity. Whether it is tourism promotion to JTB, local SME development, tourism product and asset enhancement, policy planning and implementation or institutional capacity building, you can benefit from TPF.

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Whether your tourism business, entity or professional organization is established, new or you are proposing to set one up, or you are implementing a project or initiative that will help develop tourism in Jordan, improve tourism services, or other related activities, you can apply for a TPF grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your company/organization is registered in Jordan.
  • You can demonstrate successful past performance related to what you propose.
  • You must demonstrate who will benefit from your activity and how you will reach these beneficiaries.
  • You must display sound capabilities in management, finances, administration and policies and procedures for implementing your activity, protect against fraud, waste and abuse, and the activity must support achievement of program goals and objectives.  

The grant application process is as follows:

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Read the Tourism Program Fund Annual Program Statement for more details on Tourism Partnership Fund grants and submit a concept paper to