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Marion's Hotel/Motel Grant Application Now Available

Post Date:05/05/2020 11:44 AM

The City of Marion is now accepting grant applications from any exempt/non-profit organization or agency of local government for a project that increases tourism within Marion.

The funding source for these grants is the City’s share of taxes collected on overnight stays at hotels and motels within the city. Approximately $175,000 is expected to be available for the competitive grant program in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This amount is subject to change due to the impact of COVID-19 on Hotel/Motel revenue.

City staff, City Council representatives, and Council-appointed citizens will review applications, determine recommended funding allocations, and make a recommendation to the Council for use of the funds. Projects that increase tourism and result in more overnight hotel stays in Marion shall be given priority.

Applications will be accepted online through the City of Marion website,, from May 5 through June 12, 2020. Award allocations are expected during the July 23 City Council meeting.

Questions about the Hotel/Motel Grant program should be directed to Brian McKenzie, Accountant, at 319-743-6353.

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