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Funding available for events that help market Moffat County

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG  — The Moffat County Tourism Association and the Moffat County Local Marketing District have made funds available for event marketing and event support for 2018.

Special Event Funding is budgeted to support special events that contribute to the overall effort of marketing and branding in Moffat County. This includes all Moffat County communities, as well as Moffat County as a whole. The vision for these funds is to portray Moffat County as a year-round visitor destination and increase overnight visitation.

The Moffat County Tourism Association allocated funds to market events in Moffat County.  The funds, allocated from MCTA lodging taxes, are strictly for promotions that will reach potential visitors from outside the county.

The Local Marketing District has also been dedicated to supporting events and coordinating tourism promotion activities. These funds are available for marketing of events and event support.

Funding applications will be evaluated and rated based on the following primary factors.

• Tourism potential

• Long-range opportunity for growth

• Media appeal

• Potential volume of people the event will bring to Moffat County

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• Event organizers' experience.

Additional factors will contribute to the committee’s allocation decisions, including, but not limited to, the event date, whether a timely final report was filed for past events and other similar events in Moffat County.

The MCTA board of directors will evaluate event funding requests and distribute these funds.

The MCTA encourages applicants to apply as quickly as possible for funding, as it will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications should be submitted no later than 45 days prior to the event.

A copy of the event funding application will be mailed or emailed to all interested parties. For more information, contact Tom Kleinschnitz at tomk@moffatcounty.net or 970-824-2335.