Community grant program announced

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The Switzerland County Recreation, Tourism and Convention Commission is accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grant Program.

Only not-for-profit programs and projects that directly benefit the local tourism industry are considered for funding. The goals of the grant program are to help launch and promote tourist-oriented projects, events, and attractions throughout Switzerland County.

Grants should not be looked at as ongoing subsidies for existing programs.

Awards can range up to $15,000, and will be granted on or before February 28th, 2013. Requests with matching and/or additional funding sources are preferred, and will be given added consideration

All programs, events, and/or grant projects must be complete by December 1st, 2013.

Applications with submission guidelines are available at the Switzerland County Visitors Center, 128 West Main Street in Vevay.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 12th, by 5 p.m. Grant requests received after that time will not be considered.

For more information, contact Anita Danner at 427-3237.