The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting applications for 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 Monday, October 31, 2011. 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 2013, which covers the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Assistance for marketing projects that bring overnight visitors to the community may be also be applied for throughout the year until funds are depleted. Marketing projects may include design, printing and distribution of brochures, web site development, advertisements, trade show materials and fees, etc. Marketing grant requests should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event/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 may be downloaded from the partner information section of the bureau’s web site, which at www.cedarfallstourism.org. Questions or concerns regarding these grants may be directed to Kim Burger, Manager of the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, at 268-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.