December 11, 2013

Visitors bureau accepting 2014 grant applications

From staff reports

---- — In 2014, the Cass County Visitors Bureau will be awarding four $1,250 major grants, four $750 major grants and eight $500 mini grants.

To be eligible for one of the major grants, your grant application must be returned to the Cass County Visitors Bureau by noon on Feb. 3, 2014. The grant recipients will be announced on March 11, 2014.

A copy of the rules and regulation for funding requests and grant applications are available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at Undistributed major grant funds still available after the grant cycle may be applied for by organizers with new projects or events for 2014. Each grant application will be considered by the Cass County Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors.

Any nonprofit that has received $10,000 or more in funding from the CCVB in a five-year period will be required to submit a reviewed statement of accounts by an external accountant with their next grant request.

Mini grant applications will be accepted throughout 2014 but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.

The Cass County Visitors Bureau is located at 311 S. Fifth St. Staff can be reached at 574-753-4856.