HOT Grant Applications
The 2019-20 HOT Grant Application is now open. Applications must be received by Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00pm.
By state law, the City of Baytown collects a Hotel Occupancy Tax (the HOT) from all lodging facilities located within the City limits. The City then provides annual funding from a portion of the HOT revenue fund to non-profit corporations and organizations whose programs or special events qualify. There are stringent requirements concerning the use of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. Each non-profit corporation or organization who applies for funding from the HOT may only use the funds to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry in the City; in other words, every funded project or event must attract visitors to stay overnight in the City. In addition, an organization’s programs or special events must fit into one or more of the categories as outlined in Section 351.101 of the Texas Tax Code to qualify.
The Tourism Division is excited to offer this opportunity to the tourism community and its many partners.
All non-profit organizations that wish to request HOT monies for fiscal year 2019 – 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020), are required to apply by filling out a HOT Grant Application during this enrollment period. This application needs to be filled out and received by the Baytown Tourism Office no later than Friday, September 13, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Instructions on how to submit the application are located within the PDF document below. A written "intent to apply" is not required but strongly encouraged. Please send your intent to apply to by Friday, August 30, 2019.
We look forward to working with you to promote our great City of Baytown!