Welcome to Seward County Nebraska, home of America’s official “4th of July Small Town U.S.A.” celebration! We are enthusiastic about this area, and we encourage you to experience the “Spirit of Seward County.”
Through a tremendous amount of commitment and cooperation, Seward County enjoys quality education systems, up-to-date medical servies, and great programs for both youth and senior citizens. With Interstate 80 running east and west and Highway 15 going north and south, it makes Seward County easily accessible from any direction. It is a pleasure to browse the little shops in all of the communities found in Seward County offering a wide variety of goods and services.
Seward County includes the communities of Beaver Crossing, Bee, Cordova, Garland, Goehner, Milford, Pleasant Dale, Seward, Staplehurst, Tamora and Utica.
Seward County Visitors Grant Applications
The purpose of the Improvement Fund Grant is to provide funding that promotes, encourages and attracts visitors to the travel and tourism facilities and attractions within Seward County. The funds available through this program are provided from the lodging tax revenue collected via the improvement fund. The funds are to be used for capital improvements to existing attractions or recreational facilities that are open to the public and are of educational, cultural, historical, artistic or recreational significance, and that promote and/or stimulate the Seward County economy by encouraging overnight stays in hotels, motels, and campgrounds.
The Visitor Promotion Grant is funded by lodging tax dollars and should be used to promote the county’s tourism facilities and encourage visits to the county. Lodging tax funds cannot be used for community development or improvement, or capital construction. The SCVC has allocated available funds to go to local entities in the form of marketing grants to non-profit organizations, civic groups or associations. Funds may also be available to for-profit entities for a first time, new event demonstrating positive tourism potential, and will be allowed as a one-time-only grant. The grants are available on a competitive basis, with applicants demonstrating a need for lodging tax dollars for their project or event. The grants are not meant to be a part of an annual operating budget for any group, but rather to get a project started, or in the case of an existing event, to promote an addition to an event.