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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 22, 2011

City’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund hosts workshops

Applications for fiscal year 2012-13 funding due Oct. 15

Organizations interested in applying for fiscal year 2012-2013 reimbursable grants from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) are strongly encouraged to attend the annual informational workshops, as some requirements have changed from last year. Three remaining workshops are scheduled:

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.

Trailside Center

9901 Holmes Road

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.

Southeast Community Center

4201 E. 63rd St.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.

Marlborough Community Center

8200 The Paseo Blvd.

Organizations that attend will receive an application packet with the new NTDF eligibility and funding applications. Please note that old applications will not be accepted at the annual deadline.

Workshop topics include:

Purpose of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

New eligibility requirements

New funding requirements

Documentation required for consideration

Tips on preparing successful applications

Contract compliance

Reimbursement process

Organizations wishing to apply for a grant must host cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational activities. In addition, interested organizations must:

be a non-profit incorporated in the State of Missouri;

have its registered office in the city limits of Kansas City, Mo.;

have neighborhood, community, tourism, promotion and development priorities as part of its mission;

meet the City’s requirements for contracting with non-municipal agencies; and

thoroughly demonstrate that it meets the program’s eligibility requirements.

Application packets will be available at the workshop and will be due Saturday, Oct. 15.

Applications considered at this time are for activities that will take place during the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins May 1, 2012 and ends April 30, 2013. Applications are accepted year-round; however, many organizations choose to apply by Oct. 15, as more money is available for this funding cycle.

The Neighborhood and Community Services Department manages the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

Any person with a disability who desires reasonable accommodation to attend this meeting may contact the City’s 311 Action Center at 311 or 816-513-1313, or for TTY, 816-513-1889, or by e-mail at actioncenter@kcmo.org.

For more information about the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, please contact TaWana Woodard, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, 816-513-3229.

For media inquiries, please contact David Park, director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department at 816-513-3231.

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