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City of Columbia opens applications for hospitality tax grant funding

Columbia, South Carolina – The City of Columbia has officially announced that it will begin accepting applications for its Hospitality Tax Grant Funding for the fiscal year 2024/2025, starting from March 1, 2024. This grant aims to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that focus on attracting tourists by enhancing the dining experience within the city. The application window is set to close on March 29, 2024, giving organizations a limited timeframe to submit their proposals.

Promoting tourism in the City of Columbia in the focus

The Hospitality Tax Grant is a pivotal source of funding for projects and events that promote tourism and dining in Columbia. To qualify for this funding, organizations must be registered as nonprofits with documentation from the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office and must conduct their activities within the City of Columbia. This grant represents an excellent opportunity for organizations to secure financial backing for initiatives that contribute to the city’s vibrancy and appeal as a tourist destination.

It’s important for applicants to note that any submissions that are late or incomplete will not be eligible for consideration. Only those applications that are received by the deadline and meet all the eligibility criteria will be reviewed for potential grant awards. The City of Columbia emphasizes the importance of adherence to deadlines and requirements to ensure a fair and comprehensive review process.

For organizations new to the Hospitality Tax Grant process, the city has scheduled an online workshop on February 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM. This workshop is designed to provide valuable insights into the application process, grant guidelines, and eligibility requirements. Interested parties are encouraged to attend this session to gain a better understanding of how to navigate the application process successfully. The link to the workshop can be found on the official grants page of the City of Columbia website.

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Applicants and interested organizations are advised to visit the official grants page at https://grants.columbiasc.gov/grants-offered/ for detailed information on the H-Tax grant guidelines, eligibility criteria, and application procedures. Additionally, for any specific queries or further information regarding the Hospitality Tax Grant, contact Tina Saxon via email at mailto:[email protected] or by phone at (803) 545-3062.

The City of Columbia is committed to supporting projects and events that enhance the tourist experience and promote the local dining scene. Through the Hospitality Tax Grant Funding, the city aims to empower nonprofit organizations to contribute to Columbia’s growth as a vibrant and attractive destination for visitors.



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