Jackson County TDA to Hold TCPF Pre-Submission Meeting June 1

JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (May 3, 2022) – The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority will hold a pre-submission meeting on June 1 for its Tourism Capital Project Fund. Held at 10 a.m. at the JCTDA office at 98 Cope Creek Road, Suite D, the conference will allow potential applicants to ask questions about the TCPF and meet with staff to review procedures and timelines.

The Tourism Capital Project Fund, launching later this year, will fund projects to improve the quality of life within Jackson County for residents and visitors alike. Its purpose is to offer a level of financial support that will create sustainable tourism development activities at the local level by maintaining and creating jobs, attracting tourists, and enhancing the visitor experience. The leveraged investment provided the TCPF will in tur increase visitation and attendant spending in the destination over time, improving the overall economic impact for Jackson County.

The JCTDA allocated $500,000 this fiscal year for the TCPF. Eligible projects include but are not limited to construction, extension, expansion, remodeling, repair and/or improvements, and major equipment (capital assets) for convention centers, meeting venues, sports facilities, coliseums, auditoriums, museums, or similar institutions and attractions that are publicly owned and operated, or owned and operated by non- profit organizations and open to the public, in accordance with the Jackson County Tourism Development Strategic Plan and North Carolina statutes regarding the allowable expenditure of occupancy tax funds.

Applications are scored according to criteria set forth in the application guidelines, and all applicants must provide at least a 50% match of the budget for the total cost of an approved capital project. Other stipulations are detailed within the application. The entire application, criteria, and timeline for funding is accessible through www.JacksonCountyTDA.com under the link ‘TCPF.’ Applications are due by August 1 for the 2022 cycle.

For questions, please contact JCTDA Executive Director Nick Breedlove by email at Director@DiscoverJacksonNC.com or by telephone at 828-339-1160.

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