CLEARFIELD – Visit Clearfield County is extending the spring round matching grant application process.
During the April 12 board meeting, the board of directors approved that the spring round application process be extended to June 2 because there is $23,650 available for tourism promotion.
In accordance with state guidelines, portions of collected Clearfield County Hotel Tax revenues are allocated each year to support the county’s tourism assets.
Awards are granted on the basis of merit to qualified applicants as determined by the Visit Clearfield County board of directors.
Clearfield County Tourism Promotion grants are made on a cost reimbursement basis following a process of application, review, approval and completion.
Receipt of the CCTP award is contingent upon submittal of receipts from bona fide tradespeople. The applicant must submit documentation for the total and final cost of the project.
All work must be completed within one year of the grant being awarded or 100 percent of the funding will be forfeited. A cash match equal to the grant amount is required for all awarded CCTP projects.
For example, a request for $7,500 should document an equivalent $7,500 cash match ($15,000 total project cost) in the appropriate section of the grant application.
Applicants can apply online at www.visitclearfieldcounty.org under the forms tab or applicants can stop by the office for a copy of the grant applications.
Applicants will need to complete both the first-round and second-round matching grant forms to be considered for the CCTP grant.
Applicants can also call 814-765-5734 and set up an appointment if they need help with the grant application.
The goal is to review the applications and award the applicants with the matching grant award(s) by June 20.
For more information about Visit Clearfield County, please visit at 208 Plaza Drive in Clearfield or online at www.visitclearfieldcounty.org. You can also follow VCC on Facebook so that you can stay up to date on new events in the area.