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Clearfield County Tourism Promotion (CCTP) Matching Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and
Businesses to Increase Tourism in Clearfield County

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Clearfield County

LOI Date:

09/28/18

Deadline Date:

10/26/18

Description:

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and businesses for projects, attractions, and events to encourage tourism in Clearfield County. The first round of applications is due September 28, 2018. Funding may be used for website design and improvements, tourism promotion, and signage.

Applicants must use the media to attract out-of-the-area visitors to Clearfield County.

Applicants must provide proof of how tourism visitation and overnight stays will be increased through the granting of funds. The approximate number of visitors impacted or reached must be included in the application narrative.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179647

Term of Contract:

All work must be completed, and receipts must be turned in within 1 year of awarded date. It should not be presumed that any applicant will be awarded a grant on an annual basis, nor should the availability of these grant awards be considered an annual part of any applicant’s budget.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Up to 100 percent of the amount requested may be awarded, but is not guaranteed for any tourism promotion project sponsored by a nonprofit organization, business, attraction or event located within Clearfield County that submits a request for such funds.

Signage, tourism promotion, and website design/enhancements must meet the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide Criteria to be eligible for reimbursement.

Hotel tax funds are no longer allowed to pay for signage, unless the sign has the Visit Clearfield County logo prominently displayed.

Grants will not be awarded for standard or event operational expenses or sectarian religious purposes. Fireworks displays, entertainment, and structural modifications are not eligible. The grant program will not fund advertising in local publications, local school sports programs, local dance or theatre programs, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule for Applications:
January 1, 2018: CCTP Spring Application period opens
March 30, 2018: CCTP Spring first round application deadline
April 27, 2018: Spring second round deadline – must be received by 4pm.
May 2018: Spring awards announced
September 28, 2018: CCTP Fall round application deadline
October 26, 2018: Fall second round deadline – must be received by 4pm.
November: Fall awards announced

A cash match equal to the grant amount is required for all awarded CCTP projects. For example, a request for $7,500 should document an equivalent $7,500 cash match ($15,000 total project cost) in the appropriate section of the grant application. Applicant must provide supporting documentation of matching funds with the grant application.

Clearfield County Tourism Promotion grants are made on a cost reimbursement basis following a process of application, review, approval and completion. Receipt of the CCTP award is contingent upon submittal of invoices from bona fide trade’s people.

Contact Information:

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

Send applications to:

Visit Clearfield County
208 Plaza Dr.
Clearfield, PA 16830

Josiah Jones, Executive Director
jjones@visitclearfieldcounty.org
814-765-5734

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USA: Pennsylvania: Clearfield County