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Tourism Capital Improvement Fund

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

GrantWatch ID#: 176965
Agency Type:

Local

Cass County Tourism

01/31/17

03/31/17 Postmarked or Received

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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. The intent to apply is due January 31. Funding may be requested for the development of a new structure, the preservation of an existing structure, or the installation of new equipment that will add or enhance value 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.

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

The project completion date is October 15, 2018 (18 months of grant award date).

Only written request for extension will be considered by the Cass County Tourism Committee prior to 18 month deadline.

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.

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.

Grant requires a 50% match with up to 25% total of in-kind receipted donated materials and
documented in-kind/volunteer labor, valued at $17.10 per hour.

Key Deadline Dates:
-January 31, 2017: Intent to Apply forms due
-March 31, 2017: Grant applications due
-April 15, 2017: Grant award notifications released
-Oct. 15, 2018: 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.

The Cass County Tourism Committee will review submissions and conduct on-site inspections with applicants. Following inspections and Committee approval, eligible applicants will be notified that they may apply for the grant.

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

Carl Reichart, Executive Director
(402) 296-5999
director@visitcasscounty.com / info@visitcasscounty.com

Cass County Tourism
918 Washington Ave.
Plattsmouth NE 68048

Nonprofits in Cass County may apply.

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