OC PRT accepting ATAX Grant Applications

The Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Commission announce that Accommodations Tax (ATAX) grant applications will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3pm. ATAX Application guides may be requested through the PRT office at 888-1488 and will be available online at www.oconeesc.com. All applications must be received by the PRT office at South Cove County Park by 3pm Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. All Grant Applications will be reviewed by the PRT Commission Feb. 22, 2018, voted on at the March 1, 2018, PRT meeting and presented to Oconee County Council March 20, 2018. All grant applicants are invited to any of the PRT Commission meetings to answer any questions regarding their grant requests. Eligible projects for ATAX grant consideration is (1) Tourism advertising and Promotion (2) Promotion of Arts and Cultural events for the attraction of tourist (3) Facilities for Civic and Cultural events and (4) Visitor Centers. Grants will be prioritized and awarded based on the tourism impact of the request. A total of up to $30,000 will be recommended to Oconee County Council for funding the Spring 2018 grant cycle. All questions related to ATAX grants should be directed to the Oconee County PRT office.