Tourism Impact Grants approved as requested

Published 4:45 am Thursday, December 19, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 2, Dare commissioners unanimously agreed with awarding $851,002 in Tourism Impact Grants as requested by the Dare County Tourism Board.

The grants go to three agencies and four towns.

Chicamacomico Historical Association in Rodanthe will receive $48,000 to replace the roofs on three cisterns.

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Dare County Arts Council will use $90,950 to renovate the unused Manteo courtyard space into an area that allows for outdoor exhibits, demonstrations, programs, classes and events.

Frisco Native American Museum will receive $25,750 to increase handicapped access by constructing a new walkway and repair the museum entrance.

Town of Duck was granted $147,906 for Phase 4 pedestrian improvements by building a new walkway five feet wide on the west side of NC 12 from Resort Realty to Sunset Raw Bar and Grille. The grant also funds shoreline protection improvements.

Town of Kill Devil Hills will receive $55,618 to link the existing segments of sidewalks and paths around Centennial Park. The concrete sidewalk extends from Sixth Ave. along W. Baum St. to Fox St. and along Fox to Mustian.

Town of Manteo is granted $221,885 to create parking, green space, stormwater reduction and amenities for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians in downtown Manteo.

Town of Southern Shores will construction a five-foot wide path along South Dogwood Trail that connects two trails. The $269,993 project grant will complete the connection between Kitty Hawk Elementary and NC 12.

Funding for these grants comes from the Bureau’s short term restricted account.

Attending the commissioners’ meeting to answer any questions was Lee Nettles, executive director of the Outer Banks Visitor Bureau.



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