Some groups in Rhinelander recently received grant money in order to promote the community.
Earlier this month the Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee awarded $5,000 to various non-profit organizations. The Community Grant program is funded through Room Tax collected by the City of Rhinelander and Town of Pelican.
Each year the RTMC awards two cycles of community grants, one in the summer and one in the winter. During the winter 2012 cycle the committee received 12 applications in total. Just a few of the multiple grants presented include:
$500 to Leathernecks of the North for the 2013 4th of July Parade
$600 to Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. for their annual Car Show
$1,000 to Hodag Sno-Trails to help with snowmobile map printing
$450 to Northwoods Nordic Ski Club to help with the updating of their website.
$250 to Oneida County Fair for the 2013 County Fair
$500 to Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce for the first annual Ho-Drags on Ice to be held in February.
$500 to Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce for the first annual Rhinelander Girlfriends Getaway to be held in May.
$300 to Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association to advertise the RASTA Rally Mountain Bike Race.
$600 to Samoset Council, Boy Scouts to advertise the WORS Mountain Bike Race.
$300 to YMCA of the Northwoods-Hodag Run for Your Life 5k/10k
The Community Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations in the community for projects that are designed to attract more overnight visitors to the Rhinelander community. The funding must be used to help market, advertise and promote the Rhinelander area.
RTMC will again be accepting grant applications for the summer cycle starting in May of 2013.