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KC Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund has expanded deadline for community events

Tourism Development Fund Application deadline extended to Friday, Oct. 30

By Kathy Feist

The application deadline for the city’s Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund (NTDF) has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, for events between May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022. The deadline had been October 15.

“Due to the pandemic, we chose to extend the deadline to give applicants more time to apply and to extend our reach,” said Rob Loya, NTDF Cultural Partnerships and Grants Manager. He adds that the budget for 2021-22 is smaller than usual because the NTDF is supported by the hotel tax, an industry that has been hit especially hard during the pandemic. “But there are funds and we hope to be a support to the community,” he says.

Eligibility criteria includes:

•Be a not-for-profit neighborhood organization incorporated in the State of Missouri and located within city limits

•Be in good standing with the State of Missouri and the City of KCMO

•Maintain a physical address within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri

•Maintain registered agent address within the State of Missouri

•Demonstrate encouragement of broad-based citizen input and participation

Interested applicants can apply online at www.kcmontdf.org. For more information on the NTDF program, go to www.kcmo.gov/ntdf.

NTDF promotes Kansas City’s neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational and recreational activities while promoting Kansas City as a premier convention, visitor and tourist destination.

Eligible projects must be open to KCMO residents and attract visitors from outside the city limits. Eligible projects include: Festivals, Rodeos, Sports Tournaments, Concerts, Movies in the Park, Homes Tours, Exhibits, Parades and Races/Runs.

For more information about the application process, contact Rob Loya at (816) 513-9018 or Robert.Loya@kcmo.org.

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