Henry County Tourism opens next round of grants

After the success of the Tourism Grant program last year, Henry County Tourism has opened up the next round of grant applications.

The Tourism Grant program is aimed at bringing people to town and generating overnight stays in area hotels.

Henry County Tourism is accepting applications for projects or events to be completed between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018. Any nonprofit organization or for-profit business with a project in Henry County that promotes local tourism attractions, brings visitors to Henry County, and will create overnight stays in our hotels are eligible for these funds. Those hosting a special event, a class reunion, sports tournament or conference in 2018 could be eligible for the grant.

?The pilot program in 2017 was so successful, we have increased the pool available from $2,500 to $5,000. We are excited to be able to put this money back into our community?, said Kristi Ray, Executive Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance. Ray commended the volunteers that work on softball tournaments, class reunions, conferences and meetings and feels this grant money might be able to generate even more tourism events.

For those wanting to apply, contact Kristi Ray at 319-385-3101 or by emailing The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance includes the Mt. Pleasant Area Development Commission, the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Mt. Pleasant and Henry County Tourism.