Monday, September 12, 2016

Tourism Grants available to LOCAL events & festivals in 2017

Funds are available to non-profit organizations sponsoring special events in Darke County through the Darke County Visitors Bureau in 2017. Four grants are available for 2017: two $1,000 grants and two $500 grants.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with primary consideration given to events which:
(1) are new events that were created in the last year; (2) promote overnight stays and collaboration with other organizations, and 3) have an impact on the community. In an effort to address needs-based concerns, smaller events (events with budgets below $5,000) will be exclusively eligible for the two $500 grants, though they may apply for the $1,000 grants if they wish to do so.

Interested non-profit organizations should contact the Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB) immediately for consideration. All completed application forms and support materials must be in the Darke County Visitors Bureau office by January 31, 2017. Application packets will then be reviewed by an independent group of citizens from all across Darke County serving on the DCVB’s Tourism Grant Committee. All applicants will be informed of the decision on or about March 31, 2017.

To receive a tourism grant packet, contact Matthew Staugler at the Darke County Visitors Bureau,
(937) 548-5158 or Information can also be found on the bureau’s website, on the home page and on the ‘news and press’ page.

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