Grants available for tourism projects

The Spencer County Tourism Commission plans to award up to $8,000 in grant money to help qualified organizations, businesses, events or tourism-related entities introduce new events in 2020 or 2021.

Grant applications will be accepted through Sept. 1. At the end of October, the commission plans to award a grant(s) to assist new events supporting tourism in Spencer County. Applicants must demonstrate promotion of the event beyond a 60-mile radius to increase potential visitor attendance from outside the immediate area and possible overnights. 

Visitors Bureau staff are available to explain the grant program to interested parties. The guidelines and application are online at To request an application or more information via email, send a request to Or, call the Visitors Bureau at 812-937-4199 with any questions. 

Spencer County is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, and Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home with national and state parks.

For more information about Spencer County as a destination, call 812-937-4199 or visit and


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