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.

AVAILABLE FUNDING

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

Please email Liz Grans for an application. All applications must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 2016 in person, by mail or electronically to:

Liz Grans

Economic Development Assistant

Mono County

PO Box 603

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

P. 760-924-1738

F. 760-924-1697 FAX

E. lgrans@mono.ca.gov