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Tourism event grant applications available through Truckee Donner chamber

TRUCKEE and#8212; Applications to apply for tourism event grant funding for the year 2010 are now available through the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. If your organization is 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 non-profit and for-profit event producers are eligible to apply for funding. Events must be held within 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 Chamber’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, Dec. 18, 2009, no later than 5 p.m. Call the Chamber office at 587-8808 for more information.