$50,000 earmarked for tourism grants

,000  earmarked for tourism grants

LOCK HAVEN — It’s that point of yr once more.
The Clinton County Vacationer Promotion Company is collaborating with the Clinton County Commissioners and county Planning Division for the 2022 Clinton County Tourism/Recreation Grant Program.
Tourism Director Julie Brennan and Matt Croak, county group planner, introduced this system is now accepting functions throughout a current county commissioners assembly.
Brennan stated this system has earmarked $50,000 in grants. This system is designed to assist native nonprofit and leisure belongings and occasions that promote the county and tourism.
Grants are awarded as assist for advertising and promoting bills; new challenge or occasion growth and enlargement; and infrastructure enhancements that profit tourism and improve guests’ expertise.
“We sit up for once more working with native teams to supply monetary assist for tourism and recreation advertising and progress initiatives,” Brennan stated. “Prior to now 5 years alone, this grant program has pumped practically $230,000 in grants to worthy tasks and occasions that assist develop our native tourism and recreation belongings.”
Final yr’s program supported 15 native initiatives, Brennan stated.
Brennan touched on the struggles native organizations have confronted since 2020.
“Many organizations proceed to battle — some have been unable to carry essential fundraisers for the previous two years. Along with providing essential funding assist, this grant program helps kick-start occasions and initiatives that entice folks to our space, which is an general profit to Clinton County’s economic system,” she stated.
Functions for the 2022 Tourism/Recreation Grant Program will probably be accepted via Monday, Feb. 28. A grant committee evaluations all functions, with awards anticipated to be introduced in March.
Funding for this system comes from the county’s lodge tax paid by those that keep in a single day in native lodging institutions. The tax is handed via to the Vacationer Promotion Company to assist vacationer promotion.
Organizations and municipalities with questions in regards to the grant program can contact Brennan at 570-748-5782 or [email protected], or Matt Croak within the Clinton County Planning Workplace at (570) 893-4080, ext. 3 or [email protected]

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