TAVARES — The Lake County Economic Growth Department will host an application learning session for the tourism Capital Projects Funding Program.
The purpose of the program, which is funded through the Lake County Tourism Tax, is open only to local government organizations, or apply for funds for capital infrastructure projects that will enhance Lake County as a tourist destination.
The session will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 at Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Board Chambers, located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
The initial due date for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, with the first preliminary hearing date scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday, March 21 and the second hearing set for 3 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Both hearings will take place at the Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Board Chambers.
In order for projects to be considered, they must be owned and operated by a local government agency within Lake County and serve to establish new or expand existing facilities for recreational activities, cultural events and performances hosted and promoted within the county. The projects must be able to attract a substantial numbers of overnight visitors to Lake County. Non-profits may be eligible for funding in cases of public museums or aquariums. The applicant must meet further requirements as outlined in the Funding Agreement and as deemed necessary by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners.
For more information, or to obtain an application for the Capital Projects Funding Program, contact the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Division at 352-742-3924 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/capitalfunding.