The City of Columbia offers Accommodations and Hospitality Tax Grants to eligible organizations and or projects/events.  
To determine eligibility, available dates, and grant guidelines, refer to the links under each grant offered. 
Community Promotions Grants are offered when money is available.


CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:  


The grant application process for Hospitality Tax and Accommodations Tax 2019/2020 Fiscal Year is now closed.  The next application process will be for the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year and will open in January 2020.


Accommodations Tax Grant:   

(Application process closed for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year) 

The Accommodations Tax grant provides financial support to non-profit organizations and their projects/events whose mission is to attract tourists by promoting overnight accommodations in the City of Columbia. To be eligible, your organization must be a nonprofit with documentation from the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office, with activities in the City of Columbia. It is the intent of this committee to fund the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau and Capital City Lake Murray for fiscal year 2019-2020.  Listed below is the link for the 2019-2020 application.


Hospitality Tax Grant:   

   (Application process closed for the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year) 

The Hospitality Tax grant provides financial support to non-profit organizations and their projects/events whose mission is to attract tourists by promoting dining in the City of Columbia.  To be eligible, your organization must be a nonprofit with documentation from the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office, with activities in the City of Columbia.  Refer to the Hospitality Tax guidelines to see all eligibility requirements.  Listed below is the link for the 2019-2020 application.









Hospitality Tax Guides:




Dates to remember for H-Tax: 
2020/2021 Fiscal Year (Application Process)
January 31, 2020
2020 Fiscal Year (Application Process Closed)
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Grant Application Cycle
January 31 through March 15
FY 2021 Application Due
TBD
Committee Meeting/Applicant Presentations
April/May (Dates TBD)
Council Approval & Award Notifications
First Quarter (June-August) 
Final Disbursement or Carry Forward Request Due
May 30 each Fiscal Year
 







Community Promotions Grant:  



Upon availability, General Fund dollars, via this grant, provide financial support to non-profit or charitable organizations within the City of Columbia.  Applications for Community Promotions Grants will be available once funds (if any) are allocated after fiscal year end.  There is no funding available for Community Promotions Grants at this time.  Once funding is determined to be available, a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), will be posted here on the City's website.  The process for applying for a grant will be outlined in the NOFA.  









 


Additional Links & Information:




Office Personnel:

Dee Dee Fanning, Grants Administrator/Community Projects Coordinator

(803)545-3048

[email protected]

Physical Address: 1737 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 147, Columbia, South Carolina 29217

Hours:Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.