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. 
General Fund grants are offered when money is available.


CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:  


Application Process Open for Accommodations Tax & Hospitality Tax Grant Funding Fiscal Year 2019/2020 - The City of Columbia is now accepting applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants for the 2020 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.)  Applications are due by 12:00 pm on the dates listed below.  

Accommodations Tax Grant (Due March 8, 2019 by 12:00 pm)   It is the intent of the Accommodations Tax Grant Committee to fund the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Visitors Bureau and Capital City Lake Murray for the coming fiscal year.  

Hospitality Tax Grant (Due March 15, 2019 by 12:00 pm) T





For specific questions or information on our Accommodations, Hospitality, and General Fund Grants offered, please contact Ms. Dee Dee Fanning via email at [email protected] or via phone at (803) 545-3048.

APPLICATION LINKS ARE LISTED BELOW...

Accommodations Tax Grant:   

(Applications available January 31, 2019 - March 8, 2019) 

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:   

(Applications available January 31, 2019 - March 15, 2019) 

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: 
2019/2020 Fiscal Year (Application Process)
January 31, 2019
2020 Fiscal Year 
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Grant Application Cycle
January 31 through March 15
FY 2020 Application Due
March 15, 2019
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.