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Grants to Cass County, Nebraska Nonprofits to
Promote Local Tourism Events and Attractions

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Cass County Tourism

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 Hand-Delivery or Postmarked

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Cass County, Nebraska nonprofit organizations to promote, attract, and encourage visitors to visit the County and use the local tourism facilities. Priority will be given to unique events that encourage visitors from outside the area. Eligible expenses considered for reimbursement include:

- Event advertising, brochures, posters, etc.
- Distribution costs of event/attraction promotion
- TV or radio commercials
- Websites Development (new or existing sites)
- Postage (current charitable rates)
- Mileage (current charitable rates)

Note: Applicants are encouraged to utilize Cass County businesses and/or services for the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176963

Estimated Size of Grant:

All eligible marketing expenses must be documented and will be reimbursed at a rate of 75%, not to exceed the $2,500.00 maximum.

Term of Contract:

Grant projects must be completed within the 2018 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These funds are available on a competitive basis to any visitor attraction, community event, or area (more than one community) event held within Cass County with 501(c) (3) or other nonprofit status whose primary purpose is to encourage tourism and promote Cass County.

Public organizations with nonprofit status as determined by State or Federal Agency. Proof of current nonprofit status must accompany application or will be ineligible for grant consideration.

Funds cannot be used for capital construction or improvements.

Not Funded:

- Give-aways prior to or during the event (e.g. trophies, t-shirts, etc.)
- Travel expenses or charter vehicle expenses
- Reception room or social event activities prior to or during the event
- Supplies or equipment
- Funds for general operating expenses
- Additional or current personnel salaries
- Items not included in the Approved Grant Application
- Website Hosting and/or Maintenance
- Any assistance that does not conform to the intent of LB499

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received or postmarked no later than the deadline date. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Applications sent via fax will not be accepted.

Submit your application by January 31, 2018.

Notification of results will be sent via USA mail/email within 30 days of receipt of the application.

All eligible marketing expenses (see above) must be documented and will be reimbursed at a rate of 75%.

Distribution of Funds: bills and receipts with proof of requirements must be received by the Cass County Tourism electronically or standard mail within 30 days of the project’s conclusion in order to be reimbursed. Failure to submit itemized receipts may result in a loss of funds. Obtainment of proof of delivery receipt is strongly recommended if mailed.

Only one marketing grant may be submitted for each project. Project budget must accompany application.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application electronically to director@visitcasscounty.com, or by standard mail to:

Cass County Tourism
316 Chicago Avenue, Suite #2
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Additional Contact Information:

Phone: 402.296.5999
Toll Free: 1.800.965.8479

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Cass County