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Grant application


Mission Statement:
Develop awareness and promote tourism opportunities for both visitors and residents to enjoy the unique assets of Albert Lea and Freeborn County.


Grant Funding Purpose:
a. Funding will be granted to organizations/events to enhance the economic impact in Freeborn County with hotel stays, restaurants, gas, shopping and other activities.
b. Enhance and attract visitors to our area.


Applications must be submitted 90 days before the event. A representative of your event/organization is requested to attend the CVB Board Meeting for a short presentation and review of the application. The Board will vote on the funds and the CVB Director will contact you.


CVB Logo/Sponsor:
The CVB Logo to appear on advertising and promotion of the event.

Payment and Reimbursement:
Organizations will provide invoices to Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau to be reimbursed. Funds will be disbursed for promotion of the event. All invoices must be submitted for payment by December 31 of the calendar year to receive reimbursement.


Summary Report:
Please provide the board with a summary of how many people were involved, hotel rooms sold, perceived economic impact and any other information you think may be of interest.

Return or email applications to:
Holly Babcock, Executive Director
132 N. Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN 56007

2024 grant application

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