Grants

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Reimbursement Grant

The purpose of the City of Buda Hotel Occupancy Tax Reimbursement Grant (HOT grant) is to provide hotel occupancy tax funds as a resource to organizations that are hosting tourism-related events and activities that will bring visitors to Buda for overnight stays in Buda hotels.  

To qualify for HOT grant funding, the organization’s event/activity expenditures must also fit into one of the nine allowable uses of the tax as required by Texas state law. The Hotel Occupancy Tax Reimbursement Grant is reimbursement only.

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HOT Grant Post-Event Reporting

Reporting on the success of a tourism event/activity is required for all organizations or businesses that received funding through the Hotel Occupancy Tax Reimbursement Grant. Post-event documentation must be submitted no later than 60-days after the event.

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Downtown Co-Marketing Reimbursement Grant

The Downtown Co-Marketing Reimbursement Grant is a reimbursement marketing program designed to assist businesses and planners of events held in the Historic Downtown district to promote to an audience outside of Buda. The advertisement must be placed at least 50 miles outside of Buda city limits. If approved, a business located within the district or events held within the district, can be reimbursed for up to 50% of their marketing costs for eligible projects up to $3,000. The Downtown Co-Marketing fund is limited to the amount funded by City Council each fiscal year and is administered on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are accepted year-round until all funding is awarded.

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Arts Amplified Reimbursement Grant

Arts Amplified is a reimbursement marketing program designed to assist organizations and planners of public art events/promotions held in the Buda city limits for the purpose of attracting visitors from outside of Buda. The advertisement must be placed at least 50 miles outside of Buda city limits. If approved, an organization or event held within the city limits, can be reimbursed for up to 50% of their marketing costs for eligible projects up to $3,000. The Arts Amplified fund is limited to the amount funded by City Council each fiscal year and is administered on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are accepted year-round until all funding is awarded. 

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