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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356


Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund workshop to be Sept. 19

Applications for 2010-11 fiscal year funding are due Oct. 15

Organizations interested in applying for reimbursable grants from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund are invited to attend the annual informational workshop. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the City’s Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave.

A presentation about the program will begin at 10 a.m. and a question and answer session will follow. Application packets will be available at the workshop.

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including: the purpose of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; new online application options; program eligibility requirements; documentation required for consideration; tips on preparing successful applications; contract compliance; and the reimbursement process.

Eligible activities must be cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational. Eligible organizations must also meet the following requirements:

-- Is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Missouri
-- Has its registered office in the Kansas City, Mo. city limits
-- Has neighborhood, community, tourism, promotion and development priorities as part of its mission
-- Meets the City's requirements for contracting with non-municipal agencies
-- Can thoroughly demonstrate it meets the program's eligibility requirements.

The application deadline for the annual consideration cycle is Oct. 15. Applications considered at this time are for events that will take place during the 2010-11 fiscal year, which begins May 1, 2010 and ends April 30, 2011. 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.

Please be advised that the Health Department Parking Lots will be in the process of re-pavement, and will be closed on Sept. 19. Meeting attendees should park on the east side of Troost Avenue in the vacant lots.

For more information about the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, call Ta’Wana Woodard, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3229.


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