Hagerstown City Council members said Tuesday they would extend the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau a $75,000 line of credit.
The credit is needed to pay expenses, including payroll and rent for the downtown office, that have been accumulating since July 1, said Ron Stansbury, president of the tourism board.
"But, right now we're broke," Stansbury said.
The tourism board isn't expecting its next check from the hotel-motel room tax, which helps fund the tourism bureau, until late July, he said.
Stansbury said tourism officials will aim to pay back any of the credit used, plus 5.75 percent interest, within three months.