Mono County, through its Economic Development, Tourism & Film Commission, is pleased to announce the availability of a Community Event Marketing Fund (CEMF) reimbursement program to support organized, non-profit groups that may require additional revenue to market and promote tourism-based community events. The purpose of this program is to further the Mono County Economic Development, Tourism & Film Commission’s (EDTFC) goal to increase year-round visitation and overnight stays in Mono County which provide economic benefit to the region.
Up to $4,000 in funding on a reimbursement basis is available per event, determined by the scope and needs of the event. Total funding available for CEMF is $20,000; these monies are identified in the EDTFC 2016-17 operating budget.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION & APPROVAL TIMELINE
All applications will be reviewed by Mono County staff and, if determined to meet funding criteria, will be submitted to the EDTFC for final evaluation.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, November 14, 2016.
PRESENTATION TO COMMISSON*: Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
FUNDING APPROVAL NOTIFICATION: Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
*Applicants must be prepared, if requested, to answer questions regarding their application and event at the regularly scheduled EDTFC meeting: scheduled** for 10:00 am on November 29, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room on the third floor of the Sierra Center Mall - 452 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. **TIME AND LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please visit http://monocounty.ca.gov/meetings_sub/tourismcommission for the meeting calendar and agenda.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
All applications must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 2016 in person, by mail or electronically to:
Economic Development Assistant
PO Box 603
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
F. 760-924-1697 FAX
Please see the attached application for addition instructions and information.