City of Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (BLTAC)
08/20/18 5:00 PM
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#: 159709
All Projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.
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
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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