The City of Brighton is now accepting applications for its 2024 Brighton Creative Community Grants program. Each year, the City of Brighton awards grants to support activities that strengthen economic development, fund special events, assist cultural arts programs, and promote tourism, lodging and related activities that inspire people to spend money and time in Brighton. These grants are funded by the City's Lodging Tax, a tax charged on short-term lodging within the City.
Organizations with projects that will attract new visitors and business to the community are encouraged to apply online. Project qualifications include:
Projects must support the intent and objectives of the Lodging Tax Use, as stated in Brighton Municipal Code Section 3-40-50. Projects must provide a benefit to the Brighton community.
Project funding may be used for operational or capital spending. Project funding shall not be used for personnel costs.
Project funding shall not be sub-awarded, sub-granted, or otherwise passed through to another entity.
Projects must be completed by November 30, 2024. End of year reports must be given to the City by December 31, 2024. Unused funding may only be carried forward into future years with prior approval from the City.
Grant funds are contingent on the approval of the City’s annual budget and completion of all required contracts, agreements, and follow-up reporting on the part of the applicant.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 29.
After the initial deadline, applications will be reviewed and awarded monthly if funding is still available. No new awards will be made after September 30, 2024. Applications will be reviewed monthly by the City's review committee. The committee will determine which applications will be awarded and the award amount.