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. The Grant Application process opens in April of each year.

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.

 FY2018-2019 Award Recipients Include:

  • Freedom Festival
  • GO Cedar Rapids
  • Iowa Federation of Square and Round Dance Club
  • Linn Area Mountain Bike Association
  • Marion Arts Council
  • Marion Arts Festival
  • Marion Chamber of Commerce
  • Marion Historical Society
  • Marion Kiwanis Club
  • Marion Parks & Recreation
  • Marion Swamp Fox
  • Uptown Marion