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Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits and For-Profits for Events
to Promote Tourism in North Platte and Lincoln County

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North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau

Deadline Date:

10/01/19

Description:

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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit and for-profit event organizers to host and promote events that will increase tourism in North Platte and Lincoln County. Funds must be used solely for the purpose of encouraging, attracting, and promoting visitors to and within Lincoln County. Funding may be requested for promotional activities as well as general event support, including sporting events.

There are three types of grants available from the Visitors Bureau:

- Promotion Grants
- Event Incentive Grants
- Sports Incentive Grants

Promotion Grants shall be used generally to promote, encourage, and attract visitors to come to Lincoln County and use the travel and tourism facilities within the county. Examples include:
- Radio, TV, Newspaper advertising outside of Lincoln County
- Brochure, flyer, poster printing
- Social media marketing campaigns

Event Incentive Grants shall be used generally to offset qualified expenses and support the sustainability, hosting capacity and expansion of local festivals and events within Lincoln County. Examples include:
- Rental of Audio/Visual or other equipment
- Speaker or entertainment honoraria
- Added prize money

Sport Incentive Grants shall be used generally to offset qualified expenses and support the sustainability, hosting capacity and expansion of local competitive events within Lincoln County. Examples include:
- Referee or official fees, lodging & mileage for officials
- Event bid fees
- Facility rental fees

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163569

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These grants are available to both for-profit entities and non-profit organizations.

Exclusions:
No part of the grant funds may be used for general operating expenses, for additional or current personnel salaries or in any manner that would violate the Nebraska Development Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-3701 through 81-3724, et seq. (as amended from time to time). All grants are discretionary, based upon available funds, other anticipated uses, appropriateness and anticipated effectiveness of proposed use.

Events will be ineligible for funding if not all local and state permits are obtained.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for applications will be no later than the first day of the month three months prior to the month in which the event occurs. Beginning on January 1, 2019, Incentive and Promotion fund grant applications will only be reviewed on a quarterly basis: at the monthly meetings in January, April, July and October.

January 1 – For events occurring in April, May and June;
April 1 – For events occurring in July, August and September;
July 1 – For events occurring in October, November and December;
October 1 – For events occurring in January, February and March

Applicants for Event and Sports Incentive Funds must show that they have committed to marketing activities totaling at least 10% of the amount of funds requested.

Grants from the Visitors Bureau are reimbursement grants. Organizations must submit invoices and proof of payment to be reimbursed for all expenses approved in the grant award. Upon submission of these forms and documentation, reimbursement will be made.

Announcement of Award:
All applicants will be notified in writing within ten working days after the review of the application by the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau Advisory Board with the decision as to their application.

Contact Information:

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

Return Applications to:

North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau
101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

For more information, call:
(308) 532-4729

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