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Lake County Commissioners Announce Grants to Support Lake County Events

PAINESVILLE, OH, April 14, 2022 — The Lake County Board of Commissioners, at its April 14, 2022 meeting, agreed to appropriate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support nearly 40 different events that will take place in Lake County in 2022.

Over the past two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, events across the county had to be canceled, postponed, and/or modified in the interest of public safety. These unavoidable changes caused significant financial hardships for the organizations and communities who work tirelessly to host great events, large and small, that Lake County residents and visitors from outside the area look forward to attending every year.

The County is partnering with the Lake County Visitors Bureau, Remarkable Lake County, OH, to direct these funds. Remarkable Lake County promotes travel and tourism for the County and has its own Arts & Culture Grant program, introduced a Community Events Grant program in 2021, and has long-supported major events that bring in thousands of visitors from outside the region. Remarkable Lake County scores and evaluates applications and awards grants based upon criteria such as the number of overnight visitors, the total number of attendees, and the value the event adds to Lake County’s Arts & Culture scene. Please click here to read the entire news release.