Jackson County Visitor Center announces grant info

The Jackson County Visitor Center has announced that its 2016 Promotional Grant Funding applications are now available. Visitor Center Spokesperson Jane Hays says that organizations with non-profit status can submit a completed application, along with a copy of their 501 (c) 3 notification form, for funding consideration for events, festivals or attractions which are slated to take place in 2016 and promote tourism within Jackson County.

Hays says that grants will offer funding match assistance to these not-for-profit groups. They include a city, county or public organization, tourism related business, or an organizational combination for new projects or enhancements that are designed to have a direct impact on Jackson County and tourism. She adds that churches with articles of organization are also eligible to apply.

Hays notes that only one request from any one organization will be granted each year. She says that applications submitted prior to the date of the event will be reviewed for approval by the Visitor Center Board of Directors during their monthly board meetings. These meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at the Visitor Center office, located at 100 North Broadway in Seymour.

Hays says that the deadline to submit an application for 2016 is April 1. Awards are scheduled to be presented in June. Hays adds that any funds left after the June awards may be available during an additional cycle.

The funding policy, application and additional information are available at the Visitor Center office, as well as online at www.jacksoncountyin.com.