TAVARES – The Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Division will host an application learning session for the tourism Capital Projects Funding Grant program at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at the 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 purpose of the program, which is funded through the Lake County Tourist Development Tax, is to allow local organizations to apply for funds for capital infrastructure projects that will enhance Lake County as a tourist destination.
The due date for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, with the first preliminary hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and the second hearing set for 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Both hearings will take place at the Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Board Chambers.
The Tourist Development Capital Projects Funding Program was created to process requests for tourist development tax funds to be used for capital projects. The Lake County Tourist Development Tax was created to fund the promotion of tourism and attract tourists to visit Lake County. The Lake County Tourist Development Council was established to recommend to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, uses of the Tourist Development Tax revenue in accordance with the Lake County Tourist Development Plan.
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/visitors/capital_projects_funding_program.aspx.