Fayette County Travel & Tourism offers grant assistance

From staff reports

The Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Tourism Assistance Grant (T.A.G.) Program beginning Feb. 1, 2016.

The T.A.G. Program was established in 1998 by the Travel & Tourism Board of Trustees. This program awards money to nonprofit groups and local community organizations to benefit Fayette County recreational and tourism activities.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant requesting funding must have a project that has the probability of increasing tourism and/or recreational activity in Fayette County. The project must demonstrate stability and generate public awareness. The applicant for grant assistance must also be working to raise other funds. The maximum grant amount available annually, per project, is $5,000.

Applications are available beginning Jan. 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau office located at 101 East East St. in Washington Court House, Ohio or by calling 740-335-8008.

Deadline for submission of applications is 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Grant applications will be reviewed by the Fayette County Travel & Tourism Board of Trustees and award announcements will be made in April 2016, with funds available after July 1, 2016.

From staff reports