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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 11, 2011

Reminder: Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund applications due Oct. 15


Organizations interested in applying for reimbursable grants for the fiscal year 2012-2013 from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) must submit their applications by Saturday, Oct. 15. Such NTDF grants support organizations hosting cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational activities.

For the upcoming fiscal year, neighborhood organizations will no longer need to have IRS 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization to participate in the program.

“This change allows local leaders who are working hard to make their neighborhoods more inviting through events to have one more barrier removed,” said First District Councilman Scott Wagner. “My hope is that more neighborhoods will be able to take advantage of this change and we will see more events in them next year.”

Any organization wishing to apply for a grant must host cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational activities. In addition, interested organizations must:


- be a non-profit incorporated in the State of Missouri;
- have its registered office in the city limits of Kansas City, Mo.;
- have neighborhood, community, tourism, promotion and development priorities as part of its mission;
- meet the City’s requirements for contracting with non-municipal agencies; and
- thoroughly demonstrate that it meets the program’s eligibility requirements.

Applications are available at
http://kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/NeighborhoodAndCommunityServices/NTDF/Forms/, or at the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, located on the fourth floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.

Completed applications may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Neighborhood and Community Services Department
414 E. 12th St., Fourth Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
Attention: Ta’Wana Woodard

Fiscal year 2012-2013 is an especially exciting year as the City hosts the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit applications that promote Kansas City’s distinct neighborhoods and complement the events leading up to the July 10, 2012 baseball game. Applications with an emphasis on youth recreation and youth development activities during the summer months are equally encouraged.

Applications considered during the 2012-2013 fiscal year are for activities that occur between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. While applications are accepted year-round, many organizations choose to apply by Oct. 15 as more money is available for this funding cycle than any other.

The Neighborhood and Community Services Department manages the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

For more information about the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, please contact Ta’Wana Woodard, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, at 816-513-3229.

For media inquiries, please contact David Park, director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department at 816-513-3231.

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