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Grant Program Updates

Grant Program Temporarily Suspended

The Governor’s Stay at Home Order and the ban on mass gatherings have greatly impacted each of us and our vibrant tourism and hospitality industry. These actions have led to the temporary suspension of the Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) grant program.   Our team will reassess the suspension on a quarterly basis and notify partners when the grant program reactivates.  Below is a breakdown of what this means. 

Beginning April 15, 2020 – No new applications will be accepted until further notice. 

Co-op Advertising  

Accepted Applications as of April 14, 2020 with event having taken place as of March 16, 2020 

Accepted Applications as of April 14, 2020 with event scheduled to take place after March 16, 2020 

  • Notify the CVB with the status of your event in writing by May 1, 2020.  Status should state if the event is Cancelled, Rescheduled (include new date), or No Change.  E-mail event status to info@VisitFindlay.com

Community Connect  

Accepted Applications as of April 14, 2020 with event having taken place as of March 16, 2020 

Accepted Applications as of April 14, 2020 with event scheduled to take place after March 16, 2020 

  • Notify the CVB with the status of your event in writing by May 1, 2020.   Status should state if the event is Cancelled, Rescheduled (include new date), or No Change.  E-mail event status to info@VisitFindlay.com 

Tourism Development / Tourism Growth / Tournament Builder 

Event has taken place as of March 16, 2020 

Event scheduled to take place after March 16, 2020 

  • Notify the CVB with the status of your event in writing by May 1, 2020.   Status should state if the event is Cancelled, Rescheduled (include new date), or No Change.  E-mail event status to info@VisitFindlay.com 

Tourism Development / Tourism Growth / Tournament Builder cancellations –  

  • Should the event be rendered not feasible or impossible to execute, then the applicant must return all funding received within 30 days from the planned event date. Should inclement weather or other force majeure cause an unexpected event cancellation, the applicant may be eligible to retain funding only for applicable expenses incurred by submitting a written report explaining the details of the cancellation and an accounting of funds received, which must then be reviewed and approved by the CVB.  Disbursement of funds is dependent on the receipts collected from the bed tax from year to year.  Written report should be submitted to info@VisitFindlay.com