Tourism grants available for 2016 local events and festivals


Staff report



GREENVILLE – Funds are available to non-profit organizations sponsoring special events in Darke County through the Darke County Visitors Bureau in 2016.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with primary consideration given to applications, which:

(1) attract overnight visitors; (2) attract visitors from more than 50 miles outside of Darke County and 3) feature new or expanded events or programs.

Interested non-profit organizations should contact the Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB) immediately for consideration. All completed application forms and support materials must be in the Darke County Visitors Bureau office by Jan. 31, 2016.

Application packets will then be reviewed by an independent group of citizens from all across Darke County serving on the DCVB’s Tourism Grant Committee. All applicants will be informed of the decision on or about February 28, 2016. Recipients are required to attend a free tourism orientation workshop and submit a final report.

To receive a tourism grant packet, contact Matthew Staugler at the Darke County Visitors Bureau, 937-548-5158 or mstaugler@visitdarkecounty.org. Information can also be found on the bureau’s website on the home page and on the ‘news and press’ page, VisitDarkeCounty.org.

Staff report