Funding available for county tourism-related projects

COUNTY — Pickens County is now accepting accommodations tax funding applications for projects for the 2014-2015 fiscal year from organizations involved in tourism-related activities or projects.

These funds, collected from Pickens County Accommodations Tax, are intended to be used to further the growth of the tourism industry in Pickens County by attracting or providing for tourists. The distribution of these funds is approved by Pickens County Council, which receives recommendations from the Pickens County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. The committee will determine its recommendations on completed funding request applications received and will be meeting during the month of March to review the applications. The deadline for the receipt of all funding applications is Feb. 27.

Any Pickens County organization whose efforts primarily involves or affects area tourism efforts is encouraged to apply for potential funding.

Funding request applications can be obtained by writing the Pickens County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee at 222 McDaniel Ave. No. B2, Pickens, SC 29671, by phone at (864) 868-2196, by e-mail at or online at