Accommodations Tax Grants
The City of Travelers Rest accepts applications annually for the Accommodations Tax Grants. These grants are provided to eligible projects through revenue received by the City of Travelers Rest for its share of the 2% lodging tax levied by the State of South Carolina. These monies may only be used for activities related to tourism in specific categories.
Qualified organizations that coordinate activities for the specific purpose of promoting and sponsoring tourism, travel, hospitality, and cultural activities that directly benefit the City of Travelers Rest may apply for the grant funds. The planned qualifying event must occur between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Application Packet can be downloaded below.
Grant requests must be received by 5:00 pm, February 28th, 2020.
An Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, mandated by the State of South Carolina, reviews applications and makes recommendations to City Council for the award of these funds. These expenditures are also reviewed by the State of South Carolina’s Tourism Expenditure Review Committee (TERC) who looks to distinguish between events attended primarily by those in the local community from those events that are designed for and attended primarily by non-residents who come from outside the community.
Please direct all questions regarding the grant to:
Eric Vinson, City Administrator – [email protected]