Tourism commission opens grant application period

By Patrick Lynn

The Stevens Point Tourism Commission will accept applications for 2021 grants through Nov. 30.

The commission was created in 2016 under a state law requiring municipalities to create a tourism commission to handle all room tax funds. Money is used to generate additional tourism dollars in the community.

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations meetings 501 (c)(3) status or to local service and civic groups. Under the program guidelines, priority is given to projects or programs that “interactive” and “unique,” and will both attract visitors to the community and serve existing residents.

Guidelines and proposal forms can be picked up at the Stevens Point Parks Department, 2442 Sims Ave., Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or online at

All completed proposals must be returned by November 30 at 3:30 p.m.