JCVB Capital Grant Recipients


Tourism Development Projects supported by the county-wide 3% Occupancy Tax

 1987 – 2018  Grants Awarded

P.A. Johnston Auditorium -  $268,500
Lee House & Tourist Information Center - $150,000
Tobacco Farm Life Museum -  $74,337
W.J. Barefoot Auditorium - $67,000
Selma Railroad Depot -  $50,000
Friends of Bentonville Battleground/Historical Association -  $67,000
Ava Gardner Museum -  $100,000
Clayton Chamber of Commerce - $40,000
Johnston County Heritage Center -  $55,650
Johnston County 250th Anniversary Celebration - $30,000
Benson Museum of Local History -  $50,000
Smithfield Parks & Recreation/Aquatics Center - $37,500
Historic Hastings House  - $25,690
Johnston Community College Arboretum -  $17,500
The Clayton Center - $19,450
Johnston County Civil War Trail Markers - $11,000
Benson Parks & Recreation – Singing Grove/PK Vyas Park/Dog Park - $58,610
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center - $60,000
Clayton Parks & Recreation Department - $13,000
Kenly Parks & Recreation Department - $5,000
Selma Parks & Recreation Department - $10,000
Archer Lodge Community Center - $5,700
Max G. Creech Historical Museum - $4,500
Town of Selma Civic Center - $30,000
Wilson's Mills Parks & Recreation - $50,000
Clayton Rugby Football Park - $15,000

Research and Special Projects

Johnston County Convention Center Feasibility Study - $40,000
Johnston County Parks & Recreation Master Plan - $50,000
I-95 Lighting Interchanges & Beautification Projects - $105,000  (distributed to the following projects)

Lighting Project                                    Highway Beautification


Town of Kenly $16,000                      Town of Clayton  $5,000
Town of Benson $16,000                   Town of Kenly $5,000
Town of Smithfield  $16,000              Town of Benson  $5,000
Town of Selma $16,000                     Town of Smithfield  $5,000
Town of Four Oaks  $16,000              Town of Four Oaks  $5,000

Total Investment in Tourism Projects       $1,961,195

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