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Visit Hendricks County Awards Four Bicentennial Grants in Third Funding Cycle

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DANVILLE, IN (June 9, 2016) – Four Hendricks County bicentennial initiatives will receive $250 through the Visit Hendricks County Bicentennial Grant program bringing the yearly total to nine recipients who will have received a combined $2,250.

In an effort to support and entice bicentennial projects and events in Hendricks County in 2016, Visit Hendricks County set aside $5,000 to award Bicentennial Grants in $250 increments.

To date, 19 projects have been submitted with nine receiving funding during the first three grant cycles.

Projects and events approved this cycle included:

  • Avon Community Heritage Festival – The festival, scheduled for Sept. 24, will add a component this year in which the theme of its parade is Indiana history.
  • Brownsburg’s Festival of the Arts – This July 16 festival will feature more than 150 artisans and craft exhibitors from around the Midwest showcasing and promoting the arts and artists in and around Indiana.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Pin Project – In 1916, The We-Pe-Ke Way chapter of DAR created a 100 anniversary pin/pendant. To celebrate 200 years, the organization will again create a pin. The pin will be in the shape of Indiana and gold in color with a banner across it indicating the years 1816-2016.
  • K-Kids Club Book Nook – The third-graders of the K-Kids Club at Danville South Elementary will create a book nook within the school library stocked with books about Indiana, its history, famous Hoosiers and more.

Visit Hendricks County will continue to have grant cycles through the end of this year or when the funding runs out, whichever comes first.

Any Hendricks County-based bicentennial project or event can request funding through an online application form. Projects and events that haven’t received endorsement from the Indiana Bicentennial Commission can still apply to get on the grant waiting list, but funding will not be distributed until state endorsement becomes official. The next deadline to seek state endorsement with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission is June 15.

Organizations that applied for a Bicentennial Grant but did not receive grant money during the first three grant cycles need not apply again as they could still receive funding if and when their project or event receives state endorsement.

Other grant stipulations include Visit Hendricks County getting proper recognition or sponsorship package for the grant amount, if applicable, and any event or project that receives a Bicentennial grant is ineligible to receive a 2016 Tourism Enhancement Development (TED) Fund grant for the same event or project and vice versa.

For more information or to apply for a 2016 Bicentennial Grant, visit www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/Bicentennial-Grant.

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