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Grants to Warrenville, Illinois Individuals and
Organizations for Projects and Events to Promote Tourism

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City of Warrenville Tourism and Arts Commission (TAC)

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Deadline Date:

09/11/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $35,000 to Warrenville, Illinois individuals and organizations for projects, events, and capital expenses that promote visitation in the local area. Applicants must attend the August 17 informational workshop. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying if the event takes place on city property. Preference will be given to activities that result in overnight stays in local lodging facilities.

Project categories include events, tourism and promotion, arts programming, and capital expenses. One project may receive funds from more than one category. New and on-going events are eligible.

Examples of Tourism/Promotion projects include the design and production of ads, posters, maps, brochures, and websites.

Arts Programming projects could include art exhibits, art education projects, and the performing arts (such as dance, music, and other similar events).

Examples of Capital Expense projects could include benches, bike racks, signage, planters, and event equipment. Note, it is TAC’s practice to require that capital equipment purchases be shared free of charge with other grant recipients.

Applicants must show written permission from public or private property owners that the applicant can utilize their property for a program.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about and ensure that all required permits are obtained for the event.

Local Purchasing:
-Applicants must provide a quote for a local Warrenville business for services and supplies they will be using to execute their program or event.
-If the applicant will be utilizing a vendor outside of Warrenville when a Warrenville vendor exists, the applicant must provide an explanation.
-Utilizing local vendors will be factored into TAC’s review process.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141938

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $35,000

Term of Contract:

Funding will cover expenses in fiscal year 2019, which runs from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Expenses can occur only during this time period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from any individual or group that can execute a community event within the corporate limits of Warrenville that is in accordance with 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/8-3-14 and that is permissible under both the state and federal constitutions.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A workshop will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Warrenville City Hall, 28W701 Stafford Place, Warrenville.

The purpose is to distribute applications and answer questions. All applicants (even past recipients) should attend the workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis to the applicant, not to vendors of products or services.

For events on City property, applicants must contact the City for a staff review and planning before submitting their applications. TAC will consider the application during the staff review.

Applications will be due Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Applicants should be prepared to present their project to the Tourism and Arts Commission in October/November, if necessary. The Tourism and Arts Commission will finalize their recommendation in December. The City Council will consider TAC’s recommendation on January 22, 2018. The Council will make a determination on February 5, 2018.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cristina White, Assistant City Administrator
(630) 393-9427

Warrenville City Hall
28W701 Stafford
Warrenville, Illinois 60555

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