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JCVB Capital Grant Recipients

Tourism Development Projects supported by the county-wide 3% Occupancy Tax
1987 – 2023  Grants Awarded

  Grant Recipient 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 $130,000
  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 $10,000
  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 $64,500
  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 $40,000
  The Clayton Center $65,450
  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   $1,905,677
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