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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits to Increase Local Tourism in Eligible Locations

Hotel/Motel Grant


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Funding Source
City of Marion
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa: City of Marion

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/08/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations for projects to increase local tourism in eligible locations. Funding may also be requested for public improvement projects. Funding is intended for proposals that will generate additional overnight stays in the area. The goal of the program is to increase tourism within Marion.

A qualified organization’s request will be considered for funding from the hotel/motel grant program if the activities or proposed project for the fiscal year meets the intent of Iowa Code for use of the Hotel and Motel Tax. The basis of the intent is to support items that will bring additional Hotel and Motel taxes through additional lodging in Marion or the surrounding areas. Typically, these organizations are recreational, cultural, and entertainment oriented.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Iowa Code does not define a qualified organization, however for the purposes of the hotel/motel grant program, a qualified organization shall be designated as an exempt/non-profit entity under the Internal Revenue Code.

Pre-Application Information
- Application Process Opens: April 4, 2023
- Applications Due: May 8, 2023
- Committee Reviews Applications: May 9 - June 19, 2023
- Council Reviews Committee Recommendations: June 20, 2023
- Council Approved Committee Recommendations: June 22, 2023

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Contact Information
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Any questions concerning the Hotel/Motel Grant Program or related procedures shall be directed to:
Brian McKenzie
City of Marion
1225 6th Avenue, Suite 170, Marion, IA 52302

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