Accommodations Tax Grants
The Accommodations Tax Grant Application period is open between July 31 and August 31, 2023 to all organizations that submitted a Notice of Intent to Apply and were subsequently approved to submit a full application.
The goal of the Accommodation Tax Grant program is to draw more visitors to the City of Greenwood, generating increased levels of hotel occupancy through:
- Advertisement, marketing, and promotion of events and other tourism related development
- Attracting tourism which leads to increased levels of hotel occupancy in the City of Greenwood
- Supporting and highlighting our community partners’ historic, cultural and recreational events and programming
All organizations that are interested in applying for Accommodations Tax Grant funding must complete and submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) form between July 3 and July 21, 2023.
City staff will review the NOIA to ensure that the project/program/event aligns with grant guidelines and applicable state laws. This review process provides an opportunity for City staff to obtain additional information, should it be required, and to submit feedback to applicants. Applications will be dispersed to all eligible organizations after the NOIA review is complete.
- NOIA forms must be received by 5:00 PM on July 21, 2023.
- A-Tax Grant applications must be received by 5:00 PM on August 31, 2023 to be considered.
- Only those organizations that submitted a NOIA and were invited to apply will be considered for funding.
Grant Program Timeline
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
An Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, mandated by the State of South Carolina, reviews applications and makes recommendations to City Council for the award of A-Tax funds. These recommendations are reviewed, and are ultimately awarded by, Greenwood City Council. Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee members are selected from the hospitality and lodging industries, as well as from the community at large. Accommodations Tax expenditures are also reviewed by the State of South Carolina’s Tourism Expenditure Review Committee (TERC) who looks to distinguish between events attended primarily by those in the local community from those events that are designed for and attended primarily by non-residents who come from outside the community.
Questions should be directed to Sara O'Dell.