The Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for the use of Lodging Tax funds for Not-for-Profit organizations (501C 3 or 501C 6) and/or government entities i.e., city, county, school district and library district directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses. Requests for Mini Grants, up to $5,000, will be accepted starting Monday, May 1, 2017 through Tuesday, May. 30, 2017.
The Committee seeks organizations who have:
- Demonstrated ability to develop, promote and administer projects which result in attracting new visitors and businesses to the community;
- Experience in project management and compliance with budgets and schedules;
- Proven track record of contributing to the community – economically, fiscally, and culturally.
To download the 2017 mini-grant proposal form visit www.brightonco.gov/lodgingtax.
In November 2011, the City Council of Brighton adopted a city ordinance to provide revenue to be allocated by the City Council for economic development, special events, cultural arts, advertising and / or marketing and promoting tourism and other activities which utilize public accommodations through the levy of an additional tax on overnight lodging stays. The intent and purpose of this lodging tax is to raise funds to promote economic development, tourism, conventions and related activities by marketing the City and sponsoring community events, in support of these purposes.
Proposals must be submitted to Lili Trevizo, City of Brighton, 500 South 4th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601 before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 for consideration by the Advisory Committee. Applications received after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information on the Lodging Tax grants visit www.brightonco.gov/lodgingtax or contact Lili Trevizo at 303-655-2045.