Visitor center grant applications now available

Jackson County Visitor Center 2015 Developmental Grant applications are now available.

The grants offer one-to-one funding match assistance to nonprofit groups; a city, county or public organization; a tourism-related business; or an organizational combination for new projects or enhancements designed to have a direct impact on Jackson County and tourism.

Successful projects will provide recreational, cultural, entertainment and/or educational attractions, or events that enhance the quality of life in Jackson County and tourism offerings for residents, visitors and groups.

Projects should be completed within a year from the notification date of grant approval.

The application deadline for 2015 is April 1 with awards presented in June. Any funds left after the June awards could be available during an additional cycle.

For information and an application, visit the Jackson County Visitor Center office at 100 N. Broadway St. in Seymour, call 812-524-1914 or visit

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.