FAIRFIELD, (Iowa) – The Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the 2013 grant program. The goal of the Bureau’s grant fund is to assist qualified organizations in providing excellence in cultural, civic, and educational programs that attract visitors to the Fairfield area.
The general purpose of each grant is to assist the organization in enhancing the quality of the event experience and increase the number of visitors attracted to the area and further enhancing Fairfield’s reputation for providing engaging cultural experiences.
“The Bureau is excited to introduce our 2013 grant program that serves Fairfield area organizations and their respective events,” said Rustin Lippincott, Executive Director, Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The Bureau’s grant program assists Fairfield and Jefferson County organizations in providing excellent cultural, civic and educational programs which attract visitors, increase the quality of life for our residents and provide exposure for Fairfield as a destination.”
Applications will be accepted through December 14. The Bureau will announce grant recipients by January 2 for 2013 events and activities. The grant program distributes financial assistance following the submission of receipts and invoices, and review of grantee compliance of conditions set forth in the Bureau’s grant application. The Bureau grant program is supported from Fairfield’s lodging tax, created in 2001 by popular ballot.
“This year’s CVB grant program will have assisted 33 different events by end of the calendar year, contributing to the quality of life and the Fairfield hotel-motel tax revenue,” said Lippincott. “The Bureau, along with the grant funds, offers assistance in marketing, public relations and event planning to grant recipients.”
For more information and to receive a 2013 Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau grant application, contact the Bureau at 641-472-2828 or visit TravelFairfieldIowa.com under the links section.