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Capital Improvement Fund (CIF)

Grants to Cass County, Nebraska Nonprofits
to Enhance or Expand Tourism Facilities

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Cass County Tourism

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Deadline Date:

03/31/19 Receipt or postmark


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Grants starting at $500 to Cass County, Nebraska nonprofit organizations to develop or improve recreational facilities and attractions that will promote tourism in the local area. A letter of intent must be submitted before applying. Funding is intended for the improvement of a new structure, preservation of an existing structure, or new equipment built or installed to permanently add or enhance value and/or capacity to the site.

The project must expand, improve or add to an existing or create a new attraction that is open to the public and is of educational, cultural, historical, artistic, and/or recreational significance. The project must promote tourism and generate visibility for Cass County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176965

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant amount is $500; maximum is 50% of the annual proceeds to the capital improvement fund.

Term of Contract:

Project completion date: October 15, 2020 (18 months after grant award date). Only written requests for extension will be considered by the Cass County Tourism Committee prior to 18 month deadline.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Not funded:
-General operating expenses
-For additional or current personnel salaries
-For supplies and equipment
-For general maintenance or replacement of an existing structural component in an existing facility
-For items not included in the approved grant application
-In any manner that would violate the Nebraska Visitor Development Act, NEB. REC. STAT. 81-1245 through 81-1263, et seq. All grants are discretionary, based upon available funds , other anticipated uses and appropriateness and anticipated effectiveness of proposed use.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requires a 50% match with up to 25% total of in-kind receipted donated materials and documented in-kind/volunteer labor, valued at $10.00 per hour. Grant payment will be based upon documentation of actual expenditures.

Key Deadline Dates:
- January 31, 2019: Intent to Apply forms due
- March 31, 2019: Grant Applications due
- April 15, 2019: Grant award notifications released
- October 15, 2020: Deadline for project completion

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.

Grant payment will be made based upon documentation of actual expenditures.

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs and applications to:

or mail to:

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

(402) 296-5999

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USA: Nebraska: Cass County