Ocean County awarded $107,739 in grants to 24 nonprofits internet hosting tourism-related occasions within the upcoming months, Commissioner Director Joseph H. Vicari mentioned Thursday.
The funds will cowl issues like printing, promoting, internet web page growth and promotional T-shirts.
“These grants don’t solely promote these particular person occasions, however are an funding within the native financial system,” Vicari mentioned in a information launch.
The tourism grants, starting from $150 to $9,000, are awarded yearly. They assist native nonprofits promote a wide range of occasions, from theater applications to farmers markets to the annual county honest, the county mentioned.
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Among the many native recipients, the Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen’s Museum acquired $8,500, the Seaside Haven Constitution Fishing Affiliation acquired $3,600, the Seaside Haven Marlin and Tuna membership acquired $5,400, the Lighthouse Worldwide Movie Competition acquired $9,000, the Lengthy Seaside Island Basis acquired $6,500, the Lengthy Seaside Island Historic Affiliation acquired $450 and Ship Backside acquired $2,200.
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Grant purposes had been reviewed by the county Tourism Enterprise Advisory Council and formally offered to the Board of Commissioners March 29. The commissioners then finalized the grant awards April 5.
Vicari mentioned the grants weren’t restricted to the summer time since “Ocean County has grow to be a year-round vacation spot.”
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