Non-profit agencies in county can apply for Tourism Promotion Grant through HCVCB

Non-profit agencies in Huntington County may apply for a Tourism Promotion Grant through the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Tourism Promotion Grant is a matching grant for up to $1,100. It is available to non-profit organizations in Huntington County for the promotion and encouragement of events that will encourage overnight visits.

The application deadline for this round of grant money is Nov. 30 for events occurring between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2010.

Money is available for promotional brochures, radio advertising, increased participant registration, billboards, advertising in trade or specialty publications, or any other related promotions. Grant money shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost.

Grants awarded in May of this year went to the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Steering Committee, $1,100; Huntington Heritage Days, $1,100; Markle Wildcat Festival, $700; Roanoke Fall Festival Committee, $700 and Salamonie Summer Festival, $700.

Applications are available at the bureau, 407 N. Jefferson Street, or by calling the office at 359-8687 or 800-848-4282.