Hotel/Motel Grant Program

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nighttime in Uptown MarionAbout the Grant Program

Each year the City collects a seven percent room tax on overnight stays at hotels and motels in the community. The funds are then redistributed through the Hotel/Motel Grant Program which awards exempt or non-profit organizations or agencies of a local government that work to increase tourism in Marion. 

A committee consisting of City staff, City Council representatives, and Council-appointed citizens review the applications, determine recommended funding allocations, and make a recommendation to the council for use of the funds.

Marion City Council has budgeted $152,500 for the Hotel/Motel Grant Program for FY17-18.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Application Timeline

April 3, 2017
Grant application process opens
May 12, 2017
Deadline to submit application online
May 15 - June 14, 2017       
Review committee scores applications and makes funding recommendations
June 20, 2017
Funding recommendations are presented to City Council
June 22, 2017
Award allocations are awarded by City Council