The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting applications for grants to support community betterment projects. Local non-profit organizations that improve the image of Cedar Falls or enhance the quality of life for its residents are invited to apply for funding by submitting an application by 4pm on Friday, October 31. Eligible projects can include capital improvements like new construction, renovation, restoration, etc. or special equipment purchases or operating expenses. These funds are made available from hotel/motel tax revenues and will be available for fiscal year 2016, which covers the period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
Assistance for marketing and tourism development projects that bring overnight visitors to the community may be also be applied for throughout the year until funds are depleted. Projects may include design, printing and distribution of brochures, web site development, advertisements, trade show materials and fees, facility rentals, etc. Marketing and Tourism Development grant requests should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event or project and are reviewed monthly.
Applications for community betterment and marketing grants may be obtained at the Cedar Falls Visitors Center at 6510 Hudson Road, or downloaded from the partner section of the bureau’s web site at www.cedarfallstourism.org. Questions or concerns regarding these grants may be directed to Kim Manning, Manager of the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, at 268-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.