Conroe Visitors Bureau Awards Grants for 2014
The Conroe Visitors Bureau has selected seven events as recipients of the 2014 Special Grant Awards.
CVB Manager Harold Hutcheson said the grant money comes from the hotel occupancy tax fund, and not from any general fund.
“The Conroe Visitors Bureau has $90,000 to use yearly from the hotel occupancy tax fund for special grants, event grants,” Hutcheson said. “Once a year, in the late summer to early fall, we send out a message that applications are being taken.”
In late September to early October, the Tourist Council, consisting of people nominated by the community and approved by the Conroe City Council, has a meeting for applicants to make their event presentations.
Once the Tourist Council makes its choices, Hutcheson takes the list to the City Council for approval. The council approved the 2014 grants Dec. 12.