LIVERMORE -- The city is giving away $5,000 in tourism and special event grants to qualifying organizations.

The city will take applications until May 30 for five grants of $1,000 to be awarded to groups that successfully demonstrate a direct benefit of their events to Livermore downtown businesses and local wineries.

Events must be held from sometime from July 1, 2014 through June 15, 2015, bring in a minimum of 1,000 expected attendees and encourage tourism.

Organizations can send an application, along with supporting documentation, to city Economic Development Specialist Theresa De La Vega at 1052 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550.

Applications are also posted at www.cityoflivermore.net and are available at Livermore City Hall.

For more information, contact Theresa De La Vega at 925-960-4049 or email tbdelavega@cityoflivermore.net.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.



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