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Grinnell Tourism Grant

Grants to Grinnell, Iowa Nonprofits and
Organizations for Initiatives that Promote Tourism

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Grinnell Hotel-Motel Tax Committee

Deadline Date:

10/15/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Grinnell, Iowa nonprofits and organizations for projects and events that draw tourists from outside of the immediate area. Applicants must schedule a consultation prior to applying. The Foundation is especially interested in one-time events that result in overnight stays in local hotels, motels, or B&Bs. Preference will be given to one-time projects that encourage overnight stays, that demonstrate an economic impact in the community and/or that promote community enhancement and an improved quality of life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175516

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Grinnell Tourism Grant Program is open to organizations in Grinnell that host events, develop projects, maintain sites or conduct educational efforts that highlight the community and its assets, and ultimately attract out-of-town visitors.

Restrictions:
-Individuals may not apply.
-Funds may not be used for business ventures, debt retirement or operating expenses.
-Mini-grants are not intended as an annual revenue stream for any group.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are reviewed quarterly and must be submitted by January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15 for consideration at the next regular Tourism meeting. The current deadline is January 15.

All applicants must meet with City Manager Russ Behrens or his designee prior to submitting an application to ensure their application meets eligibility requirements.

Grant amounts should represent no more than 25% of the total project budget.

To receive funding in advance of an event or project, recipients must show proof of expense commitments (agreements, contracts, etc.) with an explanation of expenditures.

To receive funding as reimbursement, recipients must present receipts for expenditures along with an explanation or final budget. Requests are due within 30 days of the event.

Contact Information:

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

Russ Behrens, City Manager
641-236- 2600
RBehrens@grinnelliowa.gov

City of Grinnell
927 4th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

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USA: Iowa: Grinnell