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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) Grant

Grants to Brighton, Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies
to Promote Tourism and Economic Development

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City of Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (BLTAC)

Deadline Date:

08/20/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Brighton, Colorado nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that promote economic development, cultural arts, and marketing and tourism. Qualifying proposals attract visitors, promote the use of local lodging, and directly foster the growth of new and additional tax revenues.

The City of Brighton (City) through the Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (BLTAC) facilitates financial grant opportunities for organizations that directly encourage growth of new and/or additional tax revenues, visitors to and/or lodging within the City of Brighton, and submits those recommendations to the City Council for funding approval.

This application provides a funding grant opportunity for organizations focused on economic development, marketing and tourism, and cultural arts, consistent with the criteria for which the lodging tax was approved. Applying organizations must demonstrate their interest and capability to leverage available resources to effectively advance the Lodging Tax purposes (see Evaluation Criteria). It is the BLTAC’s intention to offer financial grant opportunities as revenues are available.

Summary of Intent and Purpose of the Lodging Tax and Committee:

In November 2011, the citizens of Brighton approved a ballot measure for the assessment of a lodging tax, with the revenue from such tax to be used “for economic development, special events, cultural arts facilities, advertising and marketing and promoting tourism and other activities which utilize public accommodations within the city...” Following passage of that measure, the City Council of Brighton adopted City Ordinance No. 2121 to implement the tax for those stated purposes Section 3-40-10, B.M.C... Legislative Intent and Purpose

Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee:

Upon adoption of City Ordinance No. 2121, the City Council correspondingly appointed a committee of individuals to administer and advise Council on the use of revenues generated from the new lodging tax. Section 3-40-170.b. of the Ordinance states, “The Committee created under this Section shall study, investigate and advise the City Council as to the development and promulgation of policies for the implementation, support and use of revenues from the lodging tax for economic development, special events, cultural arts facilities, advertising and marketing, promotion of tourism and other activities related thereto. In particular, the Committee will advise the City Council on allocation, budgeting and appropriation of funds from the Lodging Tax Fund consistent with the provisions of Section 3-40-50, Use of the Tax, as the same may be amended from time to time.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159709

Term of Contract:

All Projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The BLTAC seeks applications from Nonprofit/Not-For-Profit [IRC §501(c) (3) or 501(c) (6)] entities or qualifying government organizations that actively promote the community through events and programs focused on economic development, marketing and tourism, and/or cultural arts. The proposal must directly encourage growth of new and/or additional tax revenues, visitors to and/or lodging within the City of Brighton.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are required to provide a 50% match. Leveraged funds may be contributed and provided in the form of cash, in-kind contributions, or a combination of both. All awarded organizations are required to track cash/in- kind contributions for reporting purposes.

Questions regarding this application process must be directed in writing (e-mail or mail) to the below contact. The deadline for submitting questions to the Staff shall be Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.

Complete Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, August 20, 2018.

The selection process for consideration of Applications includes the following steps & approximate time frames:

Timeline:
-Publication and distribution of application: Friday, June 29, 2018
-Application Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. MST
-Review Period: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
-Notification to Applicants: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
-Interviews: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
-City Council Review and Action: No later than Tuesday, December 4, 2018
-Notification of Applicants: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
-Award / Distribute By: January 1, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Inquiries regarding all aspects of this application should be directed to:

Alisha Janes, Special Assistant to the City Manager
303-655-8747
ajanes@brightonco.gov

Submit all Applications to:

City of Brighton City Manager’s Office
Special Assistant to the City Manager
500 South 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601

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