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City’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund hosts workshops

Applications for fiscal year 2014-15 funding due Oct. 15

Organizations interested in applying for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 reimbursable annual grants and/or third quarter grants from the City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) are strongly encouraged to attend the annual informational workshops. The City will host six workshops, one in each City Council district:

Thursday, Sept. 5, 1-3 p.m.

First District: Northland Neighborhoods, Inc., Suite 100

4420 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to noon

Fifth District: Trailside Center

9901 Holmes Road

Monday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m.

Third District: Gem Theater – secondfloor, large conference room

1601 E. 18thSt.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Fourth District: Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – thirdfloor, Dorothy Gallagher Board Room

1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Second District: Aviation Department – first floor, conference room

601 Brasilia Ave.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Sixth District: Hillcrest Community Center – meeting room C

10401 Hillcrest Road

Organizations that attend will receive an application packet with the new NTDF eligibility and funding applications.

Workshop topics include:

Purpose of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

Eligibility requirements

Funding requirements

Documentation required for consideration

Tips on preparing successful applications

Contract compliance

Reimbursement process

Organizations 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.

Application packets will be available at the workshop and will be due Monday, Oct. 15.

Applications considered at this time are for activities that will take place during the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins May 1, 2014 and ends April 30, 2015. Applications are accepted year-round; however, many organizations choose to apply by Oct. 15, as more money is available for this funding cycle. Applications for FY2013-14 third quarter grants, for events occurring from Dec. 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014, are also due on Oct. 15.

The Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department manages the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

Any person with a disability who desires reasonable accommodation to attend this meeting may contact the City’s 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313, or for TTY, 816-513-1889, or by email at

For more information about the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, please contact Barbara O’Shea, Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, at 816-513-3214.

For media inquiries, please contact Deletta Dean, Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, at 816-513-3220.


City News Releases - 2013

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