JCVB Capital Grant Recipients

Tourism Development Projects supported by the county-wide 3% Occupancy Tax
1987 – 2024  Grants Awarded

Grant Recipients Amount    
County Projects  
Friends of Bentonville Battleground $67,000
Paul A. Johnston Auditorium $285,000
Johnston County Heritage Center $107,500
Johnston County 250th Anniversary Celebration $30,000
Johnston Community College Arboretum $17,500
Johnston County Civil War Trail Markers $11,000
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center $60,000
Town of Smithfield  
Lee House & Tourist Information Center $150,000
Ava Gardner Museum $140,000
Smithfield Parks & Recreation/Aquatics Center $75,000
DSDC - Historic Hastings House  $25,690
Smithfield Historic Foundation $25,000
I-95 Lighting Town of Smithfield  $16,000
I-95 Beautification Town of Smithfield  $5,000
Town of Selma  
Selma Railroad Depot Renovation $50,000
Selma Parks & Recreation Department $60,000
Town of Selma Civic Center $45,000
Max G. Creech Historical Museum $4,500
I-95 Lighting Town of Selma $16,000
Town of Benson  
W.J. Barefoot Auditorium/Town Hall $67,000
Benson Museum of Local History $50,000
Benson Parks & Recreation – Singing Grove, PK Vyas Park, Dog Park $94,500
I-95 Lighting Town of Benson $16,000
I-95 Beautification Town of Benson  $5,000
Town of Kenly  
Tobacco Farm Life Museum $94,337
Kenly Parks & Recreation Department  $55,000
I-95 Lighting Town of Kenly $16,000
I-95 Beautification Town of Kenly $5,000
Town of Clayton  
Clayton Chamber of Commerce $65,000
The Clayton Center $81,000
Clayton Parks & Recreation Department $13,000
US 70 Beautification Town of Clayton  $5,000
Town of Four Oaks  
I-95 Lighting Town of Four Oaks                $16,000
I-95 Beautification Town of Four Oaks  $5,000
Town of Archer Lodge  
Archer Lodge Community Center $5,700
Town of Wilson's Mills  
Wilson's Mills Parks & Recreation $50,000
Clayton Rugby Football Park $50,000
Town of Pine Level  
Sam Godwin Recreation & Park Restoration  50,000
Town of Princeton  
Town of Princeton Community Center $12,500
JCVB Research Projects  
Johnston County Convention Center Feasibility Study $40,000
Johnston County Parks & Recreation Master Plan $50,000
Total Grants Awarded $2,036,227
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