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Reminder: Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund reimbursable grant applications due Oct. 15

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund awards reimbursable grants to support countless popular Kansas City activities. Recent recipients include KC Irish Fest, the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival, the Kansas City Marathon and Waterfire.

The fund currently is accepting both quarterly and annual reimbursable grant applications and welcomes qualifying organizations to apply. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Organizations may apply for a quarterly grant if their activity takes place from Dec. 1, 2013-April 30, 2014. They may apply for an annual grant for activities taking place next fiscal year, from May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015. Applications are accepted year-round; however, many organizations choose to apply by Oct. 15, as more money is available for the funding cycle.

Any organization 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;
- be located in and 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.

Applications are available at

Completed applications may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department
414 E. 12th St., Fourth Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
Attention: Barbara O’Shea

Please note, applications must arrive at the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department by Oct. 15. Organizations that choose to mail their applications are advised to mail them as soon as possible to ensure their timely arrival. Applications received in the mail after Oct. 15 will not be eligible.

The Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department manages the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

For more information about the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, please contact Barbara O’Shea, Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, at 816-513-3214.


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