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Tourism event grant applications available through Chamber

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Applications to apply for tourism event grant funding for 2012 are now available through the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.

For those whose organizations are having a tourism-producing event, here is a way to receive funds for promotional coverage.

A total of $10,000 is available for allocation this year. Both nonprofit and for-profit event producers are eligible to apply for funding. Events must be held within the Truckee town limits, and applications must include a description of the event, a budgetary breakdown of the event, local economic impact of the event, a media and advertising plan, and other specifics.

In order to receive funding, each applicant must show proof of insurance and prepare an accounting of all money allocated. Criteria for the events include tourism draw, overnight accommodations attributed to the event, time of the year the event is held, and out-of-area promotional and media campaigns.

Once applications are received, the chamberand#8217;s Tourism Committee will rate them on a variety of criteria to decide on the recipients.

Applications are available and can be picked up at the chamber office at 10065 Donner Pass Road in the Depot, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Completed applications must be returned to the Chamber office by Friday, Jan. 6, no later than 5 p.m.

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Call the Chamber office at 530-587-8808 for more information.

and#8212; This article was submitted to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.