Cedar Valley Sports Commission (CVSC) Grant

Grants to Iowa Organizations to Develop Sports Events
and Projects That Will Attract Tourists to the Cedar Valley

GrantWatch ID#: 164075
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Cedar Valley Sports Commission (CVSC)

10/15/17 - Grant requests of less than $1,500 may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

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Grants to Iowa organizations to create sporting events and projects that will attract tourists to Cedar Valley and have a positive impact on the local economy. Applicants are required to meet with program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to increase interest and participation in local sports events while creating economic impact.

Only items falling under the following categories may be eligible for receiving funding from the Cedar Valley Sports Commission:

Event/Project Marketing
-Must be purchased in markets 100+ miles away from Waterloo/Cedar Falls
-May be print, electronic, or billboard.

Direct Mail Campaign Expenses
-Including development, printing, and postage

Printed Materials
-Pre-Event collateral pieces that promote participation in the project/event

Capital Improvements
-Applicants should show how the improvements will directly further the mission of the Commission and have a lasting effect on the communities.

Travel or other Industry Shows

Bid or guarantee money for events or tournaments

Event prize money used to attract participants

Equipment purchase and rental (mats, bleachers, lights, etc)
-Equipment must be that which will directly affect the organization’s ability to host a tournament that will bring in visitors to the community.

Honorariums for individuals (referees, officials, etc.) specifically engaged in the event.

Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Events and projects must take place in the first quarter of 2018 (Jan-March).

- Projects must be classified as sports related. Specific definition of what is ‘sports related’ is not given, but applying entities will be required to define how their project is sports related, if the situation is not obvious to the lay person. Priority may be given to competitive sporting events.

- Projects must further the mission of the Cedar Valley Sports Commission.

The following items are examples of non-fundable items; these examples are not intended to be all inclusive and ultimately are subject to the discretion of the Commission.
- Annual operating expenses
- Professional legal, medical, engineering, accounting, auditing, or consultant services
- Salaries, wages, or administrative fees that are not directly tied to the event or project in the application
- Items for re-sale (tee-shirts printed for sale at event)
- Travel expenses of staff
- In-house postage and material inventory
- Donations and in-kind contributions to sponsors
- Awards such as plaques, trophies, gift certificates etc.
- Tangible personal property, including, but not limited to copy machines, fax machines, computer equipment, typewriters, other office equipment
- Interest or reduction of deficits or loans
- Anything contrary to federal or state law or local ordinance.
- Giveaway items for participants (shirts, trinkets, etc)
- Alcoholic Beverages

All applicants are required to consult with CVSC Executive Director Ashley Johnson either in person on via telephone before the application is submitted for review by CVSC Board Members.

The following deadlines apply to all grant requests of $1,500 or more. Application deadlines are as follows:

- January 15, 2017 – Deadline for any event/project in the 2nd Qtr. of 2017 (April-June)
- April 15, 2017 – Deadline for any event/project in the 3rd Qtr. of 2017 (July-Sept.).
- July 15, 2017 – Deadline for any event/project in the 4th Qtr. of 2017 (Oct. - Dec.).
- October 15, 2017 – Deadline for any event/project in the 1st Qtr. of 2017 (Jan-March).

In consideration of special circumstances, the CVSC reserves the right to accept and review grant applications at any time—outside of the schedule outlined above. Grant requests of less than $1500 may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

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

Ashley Johnson, Executive Director
(319) 493-5371

Cedar Valley Sports Commission
PO Box 4166
Waterloo, IA 50704

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