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Lake County to accept applications until March 18 for Tourism Capital Projects Funding

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2013

TAVARES — The Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department has set application deadlines, preliminary hearing dates for applications, and a learning session for the Capital Projects Funding Program.

The purpose of the Capital Projects Funding Program is to allow Lake County organizations to apply for funds for capital infrastructure projects that will enhance Lake County as a tourist destination. The program is funded through the Lake County Tourism Tax. The schedule is as follows:

• Application Deadline for Submittal I
4 p.m. March 18, 30 days prior to first preliminary hearing.

• Regular Meeting and First Preliminary Hearing for Capital Funding Submittal I
3 p.m. April 17, Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W. Main St., Tavares

• Second Preliminary Hearing for Capital Funding Submittal I
3 p.m. May 6, Board of County Commissioners Chambers

• Learning Session II
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 28, Lake County Agriculture Center, 1951 Woodlea Drive, Tavares

• Application Deadline for Submittal II
4 p.m. June 18, 30 days prior to first preliminary hearing.

• Regular Meeting and First Preliminary Hearing for Capital Funding Submittal II
3 p.m. July 17, Board of County Commissioners Chambers

• Second preliminary Hearing for Capital Funding Submittal II
3 p.m. July 31, Board of County Commissioners Chambers

• Regular Meeting
3 p.m. Oct. 16, Board of County Commissioners Chambers

Applications should be submitted to the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department, 315 W. Main St., Suite 520, Tavares, FL 32778, Attn.: Adam Sumner.

For more information or to obtain an application for the Capital Funding Program, contact the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department at 352-742-3918 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/visitors/capital_projects_funding_program.aspx.

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More Information:
Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department
352-343-3918
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/visitors/capital_projects_funding_program.aspx

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klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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