Hotel/Motel Grant Program

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nighttime in Uptown MarionABOUT THE 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.

If you are a qualified applicant, please submit the application and required documentation by May 10, 2019.


 FY2020 Hotel/Motel Program Schedule
 Application Process Opens  April 1, 2019
 Applications Due  May 10, 2019
 Committee Reviews Applications  May 13 - June 12, 2019
 Council Reviews Committee Recommendations  June 18, 2019
 Council Approves Committee Recommendations  June 20, 2019