PURPOSE OF FUNDS
The purpose of Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau IMPOVEMENT FUND grant is to provide funding that improves existing or creates new visitor attractions and facilities in Madison County. The funds available through this program are provided from the lodging tax revenue funds. The funds are to be used for capital improvements for area attractions or recreational facilities, attracting visitors to and within Madison County, Nebraska Visitors Development Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-1245 through §81-1263, et seq. (as amended from time to time) provides.
USE OF FUNDS
IMPROVEMENT FUND grants shall be used to improve the visitor attraction and facilities owned by the public or any nonprofit organization in the county, except that no proceeds shall be used to improve a facility in which pari-mutual wagering is conducted. Nothing in the Improvement Fund grant guidelines excludes funding for multi-year projects.
No part of the grant funds may be used for:
• General operating expenses
• For additional or current personnel salaries
• For supplies and equipment
• For items not included in the approved grant application
• In any manner that would violate the Nebraska Visitors Development Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-1245 through
§81- 1263, et seq. (as amended from time to time). All grant are discretionary, based upon available funds, other
anticipated uses, and appropriateness and anticipated effectiveness of proposed use.