Visit Burleson Tourism Grant
The City of Burleson is calling for proposals for tourism-related projects that are specifically designed to attract overnight visitors to the area. The city will provide grants from the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax revenue generated within the Burleson city limits.
The city’s use of funds collected through the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax is governed by Chapter 351 of the Texas Tax Code. The funds primary use is intended to benefit the convention and hotel industries through the promotion of tourism to the city.
The hotel/motel fund has annual revenues of approximately $130,000. Staff expects the total awarded amount to all organizations will be less than 70% of this figure for Fiscal Year 2019.
Last year the city granted money to support: The Heritage Foundation for historical preservation of the rail cars, advertising of Old Town Burleson, The Honey Tour Bike Ride, Twin Fiddle Productions and numerous other events funded by the Visit Burleson Sponsorship.
The city accepts applications from organizations seeking funds to be used in the development and promotion of tourism-related activities that are designed to promote tourism and attract overnight visitors in the City of Burleson. A selection committee, comprised of senior city staff and local hoteliers, will make a recommendation to City Council for approval.
The deadline for application is May 14, at 5:00 P.M.
The complete grant timeline is as follow:
Apr 27 – Announce the HOT/MOT Process via press release & email to previous applicants
May 14 – HOT/MOT Applications Due
May 15 – EDC reviews for compliance/completeness and gives comments to applicant
May 17 – Applicant to respond with any corrections
May 17 – Review Committee to agree on projects/amounts to recommend
May 18 – Applicant notified if committee intends to recommend project for award this year or not and the reasoning
June – Recommendation to City Council for HOT/MOT 2018-2019 Awards
Beginning this year, applications may be accepted electronically.
*Please email completed and signed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand delivered Applications will be accepted during regular business hours at City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St., Burleson, TX 76028.