Seed money

Seed money

BID uses grants to leverage increased travel, spending in Durango
Skiers and snowboarders put on a show on Main Avenue on New Year’s Eve during “The First Night,” Durango’s latest downtown event. The Business Improvement District has a small amount of grants that can be used by organizers of downtown Durango events to help ensure their success.
TheNew Year’s Eve “First Night” is downtown Durango’s latest celebration. Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Business Improvement District, says downtown celebrations often attract visitors who come for multiple nights – boosting spending on lodging and meals while they’re here.

Seed money

Skiers and snowboarders put on a show on Main Avenue on New Year’s Eve during “The First Night,” Durango’s latest downtown event. The Business Improvement District has a small amount of grants that can be used by organizers of downtown Durango events to help ensure their success.
TheNew Year’s Eve “First Night” is downtown Durango’s latest celebration. Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Business Improvement District, says downtown celebrations often attract visitors who come for multiple nights – boosting spending on lodging and meals while they’re here.
On the Net

This year, the Business Improvement District’s special events grant application is available online. Event organizers should read the organization’s grant consideration guidelines and submit funding requests at least 60 days prior to the event, district officials said. For more information, visit downtowndurango.org or call 375-5067

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