The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission awarded $61,800 to help fund 10 separate projects during its regular spring funding discussion meeting Monday afternoon.
Most groups who asked for help received some funding, but only one was awarded its full request.
Some of the top amounts went to Lights of the Ozarks ($30,000), Fayetteville Half Marathon ($12,000), and the Fayetteville Roots Festival ($5,000).
One new event which received startup help is the NWA Cheese Dip Festival, which was awarded $3,800.
Below is a simple breakdown of what each organizer asked for and how much they were awarded.
April 2011 applicants
|Bikes, Babes & Bling||$10,000||$2,000|
|All OUT June||$5,000||$2,000|
|Run for Veterans||$4,735||$2,000|
|Fayetteville Roots Festival||$10,000||$5,000|
|Savor the Flavor||$3,500||$0|
|Ozark Harvest / Cheese Dip Festival||$10,000||$3,800|
|Offshoot Film Festival||$45,650||$3,000|
|National Veterans Creative Arts Festival||$10,000||**|
|Lights of the Ozarks||$30,000||$30,000|
* Block Street Block Party withdrew its request for funding
** Instead of awarding cash, the commission donated the use of the Fayetteville Town Center for one evening