A 2% Hospitality Tax is collected on all prepared food and beverages sold in the City of Columbia. From revenues collected, the City of Columbia offers funding through the Hospitality Tax Grant program.
- These funds may be used for organizations/events/programs that promote the attraction of tourism and dining within the city limits.
- Please pay close attention to the grant guidelines, as they explain organization/program/event eligibility as well as the purpose/procedures associated with Hospitality Tax funding. A copy of the H-Tax guidelines are located in the "Library" section of ZoomGrants.
- The H-Tax Committee makes determinations based on the thier award criteria and is subject to change. Details of criteria are in the Committee Criteria document located in the libray section of this application.
- All applications must be submitted by the published funding deadline to be considered by the Advisory Committee, and approved by Columbia City Council. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications and eligible expenditures will be examined on an individual basis. Be advised that all materials sumbitted for H-Tax funding are subject to disclosure based on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) By providing electronic initials and submitting the City of Columbia H-Tax application, your orgnaization is agreeing to the Statement of Assurances listed in the application disclaimer.