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Tourist Development Tax Capital Challenge Grant Program (TDT-CCGP)

Grants to Broward County, Florida Nonprofits and
Agencies for Projects to Enhance Tourism Infrastructure

GrantWatch ID#: 176200
Agency Type:

Local

Broward County Cultural Division

12/13/16

02/15/17 11:59 PM

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Grants to Broward County, Florida nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for capital projects that will positively impact the local tourism industry. A pre-application workshop is scheduled for December 13. Applicants are advised to meet with program staff prior to applying.

Project funds may be used to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, or maintain tourist-oriented facilities, including convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, aquariums, or museums that are publicly owned and operated, or owned and operated by NPOs and open to the public, within the boundaries of Broward County.

Applicants must demonstrate how the projects will enhance Broward County as a tourist destination and thereby generate hotel and motel (lodging) “bed nights”.

Up to $500,000.

Multiple year awards may be considered. Project timelines may not exceed three (3) years from notification of award from the County.

An eligible applicant is a public entity or a nonprofit organization that has been operational in a tourism-related discipline(s) or administered tourist-related facilities or activities for a minimum of five (5) uninterrupted years immediately preceding the date of application, which public entity or nonprofit organization meets the following qualifications:

Nonprofit organization:

-Incorporated in and qualified to do business in the state of Florida.

-Has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) subsections (3), (4), (5), (6) or (7) of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of the most recent IRS determination letter must accompany the application, to confirm tax-exempt status.

-Has a governing board which meets regularly and operates under a set of bylaws, and has fifty percent (50%) of governing board members residing in Broward County.

-Which must have a bank checking account confirmed at the time of application.

-Whose principal office address, as recorded in the Secretary of State's Office, is in Broward County with a minimum of one (1) full-time staff position in that office.

-Has three (3) consecutive years of certified and audited financial statements for its fiscal years of operation immediately prior to the grant application deadline date. The statements shall be submitted with the grant application.

-Has total funds available in its capital project budget to complete capital project with the additional requested grant funds. The budgeted funds shall be committed exclusively for the project for at least three (3) years after the project start date provided in the grant agreement.

-Has a business plan that outlines the feasibility of the capital project. The business plan shall identify the source(s) and composition of the minimum funds required to demonstrate a minimum cash match of the project’s total cost provided, as provided in subsection (3)(a)(1), which requires that the applicant commit and have available Two Dollars ($2) for every One Dollar ($1), requested in the grant application. The business plan shall also include a project construction timeline. The business plan shall include an outline of the allocation of the committed funds and the requested grant funds for the proposed project’s expenditures. The applicant shall demonstrate in its business plan that it can complete the capital project within the proposed timeline and within the dollar limitations of the total available committed funds and the requested grant funds. The business plan shall be submitted with the grant application.

Public Entity:

-A public entity located primarily in Broward County, which is a municipality, state government agency, or political subdivision of state government, or sovereign Native American Nation; however, evidence of impact on countywide tourism and economic development must be demonstrable.

-Has total funds available in its capital project budget to complete capital project with the additional requested grant funds. The budgeted funds shall be committed exclusively for the project for at least three (3) years after the project start date provided in the grant agreement.

-Has a business plan that outlines the feasibility of the capital project. The business plan shall identify the source(s) and composition of the minimum funds required to demonstrate a minimum cash match of the project’s total cost provided, as provided in subsection (3)(a)(1), which requires that the applicant commit and have available Two Dollars ($2) for every One Dollar ($1), requested in the grant application. The business plan shall also include a project construction timeline. The business plan shall include an outline of the allocation of the committed funds and the requested grant funds for the proposed project’s expenditures. The applicant shall demonstrate in its business plan that it can complete the capital project within the proposed timeline and within the dollar limitations of the total available committed funds and the requested grant funds. The business plan shall be submitted with the grant application.

All Applicants

-Applicants may not have received TDT Capital Challenge Grant funding from Broward County in the previous five (5) years.

-A consortium or alliance or organizations may apply for a challenge incentive; however, all members of the consortium or alliance must meet all eligibility requirements. One (1) organization must be the lead applicant.

-An applicant can receive only one (1) TDT Capital Challenge Grant award during any five-year period and never again for the same project.

Applicants should plan to attend the workshop designed for applicants to the Tourist Development Tax Capital Challenge Grant Program (TDT-CCGP). Go to Broward.org/arts and click on Events.

Program Application Workshop:

Location: Main Library 6th Floor Bienes Ceremonial Room
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM / 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Applicants are advised to schedule a meeting with a member of the Staff to receive personal guidance regarding the application. Note: First-time applicants to the TDT-CCGP program are encouraged to meet with a Staff member prior to submitting an application for funding.

Applicants must provide matching funds via cash contributions in a minimum ratio of 2:1.

Eligible entities seeking funding under TDT-CCGP must submit a completed application by February 15 of each year, to the Broward Cultural Division. Submit on, or before, February 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

The deadline for written appeals is May 3, 2017 at 4:30 PM.

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

Start New Application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_391/?SA=SNA&FID=35106

Resume Application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_391/?SA=AMU

Adriane Clarke, Grants Management Specialist
954-357-7530
aclarke@broward.org

Susan Lowell, Financial Analyst
954-357-6704
SLowell@broward.org

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
954-357-7502
jshermer@broward.org

Broward Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829

Broward County

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