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City of Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority (FCTA) Grant

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and
For-Profits to Promote Local Tourism

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City of Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority (FCTA)

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06/01/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Nevada nonprofit and for-profit organizations to promote and develop the local tourism industry in eligible locations. Applicants are required to attend an applicant meeting prior to applying. Funding is intended to advertise and market local tourism resources, accommodations, transportation, special events, and natural resources. Grant funds are intended exclusively to develop, promote, and improve tourism to and within the City of Fernley.

A goal of the grant program is for the grant money awarded to serve as "seed" money, helping a project get started or grow, and for future grant awards for projects to decrease as each event or promotion becomes successful enough to be self-sustaining. This will allow funds to be used to assist new projects in getting started or to expand and to bring additional tourism to Fernley.

Grant funds will assist applicants:

  1. Advertising the resources of the City of Fernley.
  2. Advertising available accommodations (hotels, motels, restaurants, etc.) within the City of Fernley.
  3. Advertising available transportation (bus, air, etc.).
  4. Advertising special events.
  5. Advertising natural resources and climate.
  6. Reimbursements of budgeted expenses for special events, which have been approved by the Board.

The Board will consider applications on a case-by-case basis giving priority to projects with the highest deemed potential for attracting tourists to the City of Fernley and which will:

  1. Create media exposure locally, statewide, regionally, nationally; and, thus help promote tourism to Fernley through increased awareness and interest.
  2. Improve tourism and attract tourists who will stay in Fernley, preferably for several nights.
  3. A key component of a successful application is to demonstrate the proposed project or event has the support of community and tourism partners.
  4. Be beneficial in other ways as determined by the Board.

For eligible expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149045

Term of Contract:

For projects or events on or between July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits and for-profits may apply.

The following are not fundable expenses for the purpose of grant funds awarded:
A. Capital investments or improvements with the exception of signs or billboards (which may be classified as official signs and required to meet the Nevada Department of Transportation and city or county standards). Any sign funded by the Board must have a negotiated life span and message.
B. Salaries, overhead, staff lodging or food, staff benefit, entertainment and transportation (except where deemed by the Board as a promotional expense), and promoter fees excepted (promoter fees are grant eligible).
C. Equipment purchases.
D. Alcohol or drugs.
E. Administration.
F. Non-budgeted expenses.
G. Expenses incurred or commitments made prior to the grant award.
H. Any questionable or non-verifiable expenses as deemed by the Board or are not approved of in advance.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Grant Applicant Meeting

The City will hold a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:00 – 6:00 pm to explain the changes to the FCTA Guidelines. The location or whether the meeting will be held by Zoom will be determined at a later date.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted on the online portal by 5:00 pm on Tuesday June 1, 2021.

The FCTA Grant is a reimbursable grant.

Grant funds may be reimbursed by the Board to non-profit organizations with or without matching funds. Grant funds may be reimbursed by the Board to for-profit organizations with a 1:1 matching funds.

The FCTA Board will review grant applications and make grant selections during the June 2021 FCTA Board meeting. The FCTA Board meeting starts at 6:00 pm June 14, 2021 at City Hall or by Zoom. Grant applicants will be notified when the FCTA meeting agenda is posted. Attendance or participation during the FCTA Board meeting is strongly recommended. Applications without representation at the Board meeting may not be considered for funding.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

For more information or if you have any concerns or questions, please contact or call 775-784-9858.

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USA: Nevada: City of Fernley

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