The Plover Municipal Center. (Metro Wire photo)

Plover Area CVB launches ‘Go For It’ grant program

By Patrick Lynn

The Plover Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially launched its Go for It Grant Program.

For the inaugural grant cycle in 2024, the PACVB Board has approved $120,000 in allocations for the program, which will help support projects or events that will “enhance visitor and resident experiences through community enhancement and development or marketing efforts that drives tourism through overnight stays in the Plover area.”

Through the program, the Plover Area CVB hopes to “inspire organizations to develop new events or attractions for the area or to enhance existing resources,” according to Malorie Paine, executive director of the PACVB.

“The grant programs allows us to meet our goal of motivating and inspiring partners to create new attractions and events for residents and visitors alike,” Paine said. “The Go For It Grant Program is a priority. We’re dedicating more than a quarter of our total budget to this program because we believe it is that important.”

Go For It Grants are open to businesses, event planners, organizations, conventions, meetings, or trade shows and sporting events. Priority is given to events or projects within Portage County and neighboring areas. The PACVB is open to considering any project/event that could drive tourism to the Plover area.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and awards are at the discretion of the Board and executive leadership.

The PACVB is interested in considering projects that align with the following:

  • Recreational development/enhancement projects (including but not limited to trail enhancement/development, kayak/boat launches, etc.)
  • Sporting facility enhancement/development
  • Cultural events
  • Agritourism
  • Musical events
  • Car shows
  • Food/Brewery/Distillery/Winery tours and events
  • Tournaments/Sporting Events
  • Meetings/Conferences/Conventions

To apply, or for more information, go to comeovertoplover.com/grants, or contact Paine at [email protected].