Economic Development2/23/2006 - 3/16/2006
KLICKITAT COUNTY TOURISM CO-OP ADVERTISING PROGRAM
The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners provided $15,000 in the Klickitat County Economic Development department budget to assist tourism-related businesses and organizations located in Klickitat County offset advertising costs. If you own or operate a tourism-oriented business or organization in Klickitat County and advertise to non-County residents, you may qualify for this opportunity.
Grants will be awarded by 50% matching funds up to a maximum of $1,000 per application. If the funds are not all awarded during the first round of applications a second round of funding will be offered.
To be considered for funding your application should include one page identifying:
• Contact person
• Name and address of the business or organization, including telephone, fax and email information
• Number of years in Klickitat County
• Number of full-time and part-time employees or volunteers
• Brief description of the business or organization and the target customers
• Summary of the advertising campaign being proposed:
o Newspaper, radio, magazine, web-based, etc
o Geographic area being targeted, if applicable
o Summary of what the advertising message will be
• If submitting more than one application the applicant should prioritize the applications
• An example of either the proposed advertising materials or representative past advertising materials is optional but can be included with the summary page
Applications are due on or before March 16, 2006 at 5:00pm and should be addressed to:
Klickitat County Cooperative Advertising Program
127 W. Court St., MSCH26
Goldendale, WA 98620
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications sent by email should contain the subject line “Klickitat County Cooperative Advertising Program” and must be received on or before March 16, 2006 at 5:00pm.
Applications will be reviewed and selected for funding by a Review Committee comprised of two Tourism Advisory Board members, two representatives from each Chamber of Commerce, two representatives from the Economic Development Authority Board, and one County representative from the Economic Development department. The Review Committee is scheduled to meet on March 27, 2006 to determine the grant award recipients.
Payment to selected businesses and organizations will be for the amount identified by the Review Committee. Payment will be made to the selected businesses and organizations on receipt of the paid advertising invoice and an example of the ad.
For additional information, please contact the Economic Development office at (800)-785-1718, (509)773-7060 or at the above email address.
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