SJSB Receives $5,000 Grant For Promotion

The SJSB will receive $5,000 for updating/reprinting the SJSB brochures, postcards, and rack cards.


Nebraska Tourism Commission announces 2016 Tourism Marketing Grants




LINCOLN, Neb. (May 18, 2016)— The Nebraska Tourism Commission today announced 24 tourism marketing grant awards totaling $250,000 for entities across the state. The Tourism Marketing Grant Program is very competitive and involves a selection committee of grant reviewers from both the private and public sectors. During this grant cycle, the Commission received proposals from 37 applicants requesting more than $400,000 in funding. The funds are awarded to organizations to promote attractions and activities throughout the state of Nebraska.


Grant recipients include:


McCook/Red Willow County Tourism to promote the Nebraska Spring Birding Trifecta: $15,000.00
Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce for Website Development and Branding: $15,000.00
Nebraska 150 Foundation to promote Painting the Legacy of Nebraska: $15,000.00
Kearney Visitors Bureau to promote the Kearney/Ravenna 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Marketing Campaign: $15,000.00 Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau to create the Omaha Savings App: $15,000.00
Kearney Visitors Bureau to promote the 2016 Summer Campaign: $15,000.00
Cambridge Golf Club to promote the Southwest Nebraska Swing Golf Package: $15,000.00
Washington County Historical Association to promote Washington County Heritage Days: $14,868.00
Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce Destination Development: Expanding the Tourism Season: $13,750.00
Willa Cather Foundation to market the National Willa Cather Center: $12,521.00
Hastings Museum Foundation to promote the Nature Nook: $11,941.00
Gage County Tourism General Marketing: $11,295.00
Gering CVB’s Branding Campaign for Group Markets Project: $10,850.00
City of Clay Center for Website Development: $10,125.00
Lincoln CVB for a Promotional Video: $10,000.00
Heritage Highway Byway 136 Brochure Creation: $9,399.59
Lincoln Arts Council to promote My Lincoln Arts Festival Weekend: $8,400.00
North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau’s Summer Outdoor Recreation Marketing Campaign: $5,588.00
Friends of Lewis & Clark Bicentennial’s 2016 Marketing Project: $5,574.00
North Omaha Foundation for Human Development to promote the North Omaha Jazz, Blues and Gospel Music Festival: $5,000.00
Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway’s Promotions: $5,000.00
Classic Car Collection to promote Cruise into Kearney: $4,030.00
Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau to promote the Platte Valley Attraction Circle Tours: $3,808.41
Nebraska Lincoln Highway Historic Byway to create the 2016 Lincoln Highway Brochure: $2,850.00


The Nebraska Tourism Commission expects to open the grant cycle again in late summer of 2016. For additional information about grant opportunities please go to

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