This grant supports development of new products or the enhancement of existing products within Porter County or sites located on the Beaches and Beyond Outdoor Adventure Trail that will attract visitation from outside of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties, compliment our destination, and be supported by local residents. Examples of product development projects include: constructing a birding tower, enhancing or developing a trail for visitor engagement, assisting with a feasibility study to develop a new attraction, etc.
Title of project *
ORGANIZATION INFORMATION Organization or business applying for grant Contact person * Mailing address
* Phone * Email *
Website Describe your organization or business
List total dollar amount requesting
$5,000 maximum request. This grant program is a 50% matching, reimbursable grant. If you are approved for a $5,000 grant, you must spend $10,000 on the approved project to receive the $5,000. Also, you will only be reimbursed for your expenses after your project is completed.
PROJECT INFORMATION Title of project Where will the project take place?
Is this project: Summarize the new attraction or enhancement you are proposing that requires grant funds.
Write a description that gives a good understanding of the overall project.
IMPORTANT: the description should be written with the assumption that no one knows anything about your business or event.
How will your project increase visitation to Porter County from visitors outside of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties or extend the stay of current visitors?
How will you market this project to increase visitation to Porter County from visitors outside Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties or extend the stay of current visitors?
How will you track outside visitation?
How will you evaluate the success of this new attraction or enhancement in increasing visitation or extending the stay of visitors?
On behalf of the organization identified on this application, I certify that this application meets the eligibility requirements for Indiana Dunes Tourism’s tourism promotion grant and that the information entered is true and accurate.
I understand that the grant may provide up to fifty (50) percent of the total costs, not to exceed $5,000, that no in-kind contributions are included in the match, that no grant will be awarded to a project completed before written notice by Indiana Dunes Tourism, and that the completed promotional material must acknowledge this grant by bearing the statement “Financial support provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism” along with the Indiana Dunes Tourism grant.
(See guidelines for further explanation). I also understand that all documents and written evaluations of this project must be submitted to Indiana Dunes Tourism within 60 days of when the product was completed or by December 13, 2019, whichever date comes first, unless otherwise noted by Indiana Dunes Tourism. There is a $500 forfeiture for late materials submission. Documents and written evaluations submitted after December 14, 2018 will not receive funding. Name of person completing the form *