About 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