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Hamilton County Issues Notice for Tourism Grant Program.
Posted: Dec 19 2012 by ppowers

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors would like to announce the availability of grants to Hamilton County destinations, attractions and tourism-related businesses. Hamilton County S.E.E.D. Director Catherine Bergman said the grants have served as a catalyst for many projects in Hamilton County for the last eight years. The economic impact is demonstrated in statistics collected by the Iowa Division of Tourism. The overall intent is to bring more visitors to Hamilton County. Projects need to benefit the destinations, attractions and hotel owners by increasing revenue. Grants will be made in two categories: Advertising and Physical Improvement. Advertising projects could include brochure printing,web site development, or advertising in newspaper,maagazine, radio and television. Projects under the physical improvement category could be acquisition, restoration, signs or other ways to make the attraction more exciting. The advertising category has a maximum award of $500 and the physical improvement maximum of $1000. Applicants are required to match the grants dollar for dollar. The applications can be downloaded from the S.E.E.D. web site at www.develop.hamiltoncountyiowa.com . All inquiries pertaining to the hotel motel tax grant application should be directed to Catherine Bergman, Grant Making Chair, P.O. Box 474 Webster City,Iowa 50595 or by calling 515-832-9575.

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors would like to announce the availability of grants to Hamilton County destinations, attractions and tourism-related businesses. Hamilton County S.E.E.D. Director Catherine Bergman said the grants have served as a catalyst for many projects in Hamilton County for the last eight years. The economic impact is demonstrated in statistics collected by the Iowa Division of Tourism. The overall intent is to bring more visitors to Hamilton County. Projects need to benefit the destinations, attractions and hotel owners by increasing revenue. Grants will be made in two categories: Advertising and Physical Improvement. Advertising projects could include brochure printing,web site development, or advertising in newspaper,maagazine, radio and television. Projects under the physical improvement category could be acquisition, restoration, signs or other ways to make the attraction more exciting. The advertising category has a maximum award of $500 and the physical improvement maximum of $1000. Applicants are required to match the grants dollar for dollar. The applications can be downloaded from the S.E.E.D. web site at www.develop.hamiltoncountyiowa.com . All inquiries pertaining to the hotel motel tax grant application should be directed to Catherine Bergman, Grant Making Chair, P.O. Box 474 Webster City,Iowa 50595 or by calling 515-832-9575.

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