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Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and For-Profits in Eligible Locations to Promote Local Tourism

City of Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority (FCTA) Grant


GrantWatch ID# 149045
Agency: Local

Funding Source
City of Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority (FCTA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Nevada: City of Fernley

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/03/22
Deadline: 11/30/22 5:00 PM

Grant Description
Grants to Nevada nonprofit and for-profit organizations in eligible locations to promote and develop the local tourism industry. Applicants are required to attend an applicant meeting or contact the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended for advertising 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 https://www.cityoffernley.org/DocumentCenter/View/24362/FCTA-Grant-Guidelines-Revised-02-2021#page=3.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Nonprofit and for-profit organizations 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 FCTA Grant Applicant Meeting
The City of Fernley will hold a mandatory meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022 for applicants planning to apply for Round 2 of Fiscal Year 2022-2023 FCTA Grant opportunity.

Pre-Application Information
The City of Fernley will hold a mandatory meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022 for applicants planning to apply for Round 2 of Fiscal Year 2022-2023 FCTA Grant opportunity.

The grant application deadline is at 5:00pm November 30, 2022.

Matching Grant Funds:
A. Grant funds may be reimbursed by the Board to non-profit organizations with or without matching funds which promote travel and tourism to the City of Fernley.
B. Grant funds may be reimbursed by the Board to for-profit organizations with a 1:1 matching funds which promote travel and tourism to the City of Fernley.

Term of Contract
The mandatory meeting is for projects or events on or between January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.

Contact Information
If you plan to apply for the grant but cannot attend the mandatory meeting, please contact ahomme@cityoffernley.org or call 775-784-9858.

City of Fernley
595 Silver Lace Boulevard
Fernley, Nevada 89408
Phone: 775-784-9800

City Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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