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THERE ARE NO GRANTS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.  WE ARE CURRENTLY PROCESSING GRANTS FUNDED FOR THE 2017-2018 FISCAL YEAR. THE NEXT GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE JANUARY, 2018.

 

Grants Funded FY18: http://columbiasc.gov/depts/grants/7-20-17_htax_website.pdf

Hospitality Tax Grant Workshop!....The City of Columbia will host a workshop on July 27th from 4 - 6 pm at the Lourie center 1650 Park Circle. We will discuss the h-tax disbursement process for groups funded for 17/18.

Dates to remember: 

2018 Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
2019 Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Grant Application Cycle January through March (Dates TBD)
Application Due March (Date TBD)
Committee Meeting/Applicant Presentations May (Dates TBD)
Council Approval & Award Notifications First Quarter (June-August) TBD
Final Funding Request/Carry Forward Request May 30 each FY

 

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

 

Accommodations Tax Grants (Applications Available Jan 2018 and Due Mid March For FY19) provide 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 2017-2018.  Listed below is the link for the 2017-2018 Application for reference purposes only:

Accommodations Tax Guidelines/Application: http://columbiasc.gov/depts/grants/2017-2018_a-tax_app.docx

 

Hospitality Tax Grants (Applications Available Jan 2018 and Due Mid March For FY19) provide 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.  Listed below is the link for the Hospitality Tax Application:

Hospitality Tax Guidelines: http://columbiasc.gov/depts/grants/htax_guidelines_2018.pdf

H-Tax Application (An account must be created in ZoomGrants with your email and a password): http://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2211&limited=1206             

ZoomGrant Instruction pdf: http://zoomgrants.com/welcome/applicantslideshow.pdf

Statement of Assurance: http://columbiasc.gov/depts/grants/h_tax_assurance_certification.doc

City Council approved the H-Tax Committee funding recommendations on June 20, 2017.  Organizations that applied will soon receive an email from ZoomGrants regarding funding amounts and instructions.

 

Community Promotions Grant:  provide financial support to non-profit or charitable organizations within the City of Columbia.  Applications for Community Promotions grants will be made available once funds (if any) are allocated in the City’s FY 17/18 General Fund budget.  There is no funding available for Community Promotions Grants at this time.  To request money when it becomes available, please email gdfanning@columbiasc.net with a complete description of your requested funding, project/organization, and all pertinent information. 

 

Additional Links & Information:

Funded FY17:  http://columbiasc.gov/depts/grants/2nd_revised_final-_spreadsheets_16-17_xls.xlsx

Funded FY16: Organizations/Projects funded 2015-2016

Funded FY15: Organizations/Projects funded 2014-2015

Funded FY14: Organizations/Projects funded 2013-2014

Funded FY13: Organizations/Projects funded 2012-2013

 

Office Personnel:

Libby Gober Dee Dee Fanning
Executive Assistant to City Council Administrative Coordinator City Council Office
Office: (803) 545-3061 Office: (803) 545-3048
ergober@columbiasc.net gdfanning@columbiasc.net

 

Contact Information:

Fax: (803) 988-8197

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.

 
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