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Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant

Grants to Mississippi Organizations and
Groups in Eligible Areas to Promote Tourism

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Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Deadline Date:

08/31/20 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Mississippi organizations and groups in eligible areas for projects and events that promote the local tourism industry. Funding is intended to support the advertising of events and sites, the repair and improvement of tourist sites, and the placement of cultural or historical markers. Eligible programs should increase visitor traffic in Yazoo County.

The Yazoo County CVB offers two types of grants. The first and probably most popular type is for Advertising and Promotion of an event, site, or attraction. The second is for Historical/Cultural Enhancement, which includes the repair or improvement of tourism-related sites, and for placement of historical or cultural markers.

For additional information about the grant categories, see: http://visityazoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Yazoo-CVB-Grant-Application-FY2020-2021.pdf#page=1

In addition to the grant money, which can be reimbursed to your organization, approved events, sites, attractions, and projects are included in the CVB’s advertising campaign. Yazoo County advertises local offerings to the world through many venues, possibly including radio, television, magazines, tour operators, web ads, e-mail newsletters, social media, etc. The County is also happy to assist applicants with recommendations on ad placements, cooperative advertising recommendations, free and low-cost publicity outlets, press releases, festival production guides, lists of area performers, and more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149307

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Applications are accepted for events and projects scheduled during the next fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All requests for funding from any group/organization will be filtered by this Mission Statement and must help meet the goal of increased visitor traffic.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to return applications to the CVB is August 31, 2020. Applications received after this date will be returned to the applicant.

All applicants must come before the board of directors to request funding from the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau. You will be notified of date and time of meeting after submitting your application.

The Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will meet to consider the applications and to decide which organizations will receive assistance for the next fiscal year.

Grants are given on a reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Post Office Box 186
P.O. Box 186
Yazoo City, MS 39194

Phone:(662) 746-1815
Fax: (662) 746-1816

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi: Yazoo County

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