Special event development grant applications due Sept. 9
TAHOE CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212;The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA), in collaboration with the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, is currently accepting applications for the 2011-12 Special Event Development Grant Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.The NLTRA currently has $50,000 available to award recipients to be used this fiscal year, July 2011 to June 2012, or next fiscal year, July 2012 to June 2013. The available funds are open to those with events planned for the Placer County/North Lake Tahoe region. The majority of grants awarded will be in the $500 to $2,500 range.The Special Event Development Grant Program provides marketing and promotional support to special events or projects and programs that bring visitors to the region; generate local and regional business revenue; provide local and regional media exposure; and opportunities for public relations. Grants cannot be used for capital investments, salaries, operational overhead, food and beverage, entertainment and supplies. Since the funding for this grant program comes from Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), through the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, the public revenue and other benefits generated must accrue principally to areas within Placer County.The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce staff will review all Special Event Development applications followed by a meeting with a specially appointed Task Force Sept. 14. If approved, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Board of Directors will then consider the grant applications, typically as a Consent Calendar item on its regular Board of Directors meeting agenda, Oct. 5.For more information about the Special Event Development Grant Program and/or a Grant Funding Criteria and Application Form, call Kym Fabel, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce manager, at 530-581-8764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.An application form can also be downloaded from the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce website, http://www.NorthLakeTahoeChamber.com, click on Programs andamp; Documents.About the ChamberThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce is operated under the umbrella of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA), which also operates the Tahoe North Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a partner with the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau in the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative. The NLTRA also serves as a partner with Placer County and other public agencies in the development and funding of infrastructure, transit and community mobility projects designed to enhance tourism and community quality of life for the benefit of all in the North Lake Tahoe region. For more information about the NLTRA, visit http://www.nltra.org. For details about the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, click to http://www.NorthLakeTahoeChamber.com.
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