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Posted on: November 28, 2016
[ARCHIVED] Town of Mount Pleasant Announces New Process for Accommodations Tax Funding
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (November 22, 2016) – The Town of Mount Pleasant’s application process for accommodations tax funding will change December 1. To better assist and support community organizations, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee modified the award process to reflect the Town of Mount Pleasant’s budget cycle. For projects occurring July 1– December 31, 2017, the application will be available December 1, 2016. For projects occurring January 1– June 30, 2018, the application will be available July 1, 2017.
Minimizing applications to two grant periods per year allows the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to carefully examine the economic and community impact of each request. The new deadlines for the bi-annual application are February 1, 2017 for projects in July 2017– December 2017 and September 1, 2017 for projects in January 2018– June 2018.
ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX GRANTS
Accommodations Tax grants are provided through revenue received by the Town of Mount Pleasant for its share of the 2% lodging tax levied by the State of South Carolina. An Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee reviews applications for funding and makes recommendations to Town Council for the awarding of these funds. By law, these funds may only be used for activities related to travel and tourism. These funds are awarded to non-profit organizations and can only be used for activities related to tourism including but not limited to:
• advertising and promotion of tourism so as to develop and increase tourist attendance through the generation of publicity;
• promotion of the arts and cultural events;
• construction, maintenance, and operation of facilities for civic and cultural activities including construction and maintenance of access and other nearby roads and utilities for the facilities
The application can be found online at ExperienceMountPleasant.com. For more information about the Accommodations Tax Application, please contact the Business & Tourism Office at 843.884.8517 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.