City of West Bend Tourism Commission Accepting Applications for 2022 Spring/Summer Event Promotion Grant Program

West Bend, Wis. (October 5, 2021): The City of West Bend Tourism Commission is now accepting applications for its 2022 Spring/Summer Event Promotion Grant program. This competitive grant program is designed to assist local organizations seeking supplementary support to promote tourism and economic impact. There is up to $20,000 available for this unique funding opportunity.

“Event promotion grants assist in attracting visitors from throughout the state and beyond to experience West Bend’s events and cultural offerings,” said Jay Shambeau, City Administrator and Tourism Commission Chairman. “We’re pleased to reintroduce this grant program that previously supported several successful events in West Bend. We encourage organizations of all types to apply, especially those with new or expanding events.”

2022 Spring/Summer Tourism Promotion Grant Application
The online application is open to request event promotion grant funds for events taking place between April 1, 2022, and September 30, 2022.  The application deadline is December 30, 2021, at 1 p.m.

To be considered for the grant, an event or project must be held in the City of West Bend and public access is a requirement, however, admission may be charged.  Funding preference will be given to nonprofit organizations as well as new and expanding events that direct marketing efforts outside of West Bend and Washington County. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The West Bend Tourism Commission reserves the right to reject applications, award partial or total grant requests, and/or not award up to $20,000 each grant period.

The Tourism Commission will review applications and award grants at the next meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Police Classroom. Eligible applicants will be able to present or speak about their event and grant request.

Questions regarding the grant program can be directed to Jessica Wildes, Communications and Economic Development Director, at 262-335-5170 or wildesj@ci.west-bend.wi.us.

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