A 2% local hospitality tax (HTAX) is imposed on prepared meals and beverages within City limits. These funds may be used for tourism related events and programs within the City. The HTAX Grant program provides financial support to organizations and projects whose primary mission is to attract tourists by promoting dining and overnight accommodations within the incorporated City of Walhalla. The HTAX Grant program is a competitive grants program that provides HTAX funds to eligible organizations. The amount available for each fiscal year’s grant program is subject to change through the City’s budget process.

Apply for funding

The next application period will open early 2024.

To apply for HTAX Grant Funding, the following must be submitted by the deadline:

Application
Detailed proposed budget for the program being requested
Detailed proposed budget for the specific planned expenditures with program being requested
Narrative explaining how the proposed event/program relates to tourism
List of Board of Directors
IRS Letter of Determination

Award Recipients

Award recipients are required to submit a Final Grant Report within thirty (30) days of the event/program’s completion. Final reports must include all publicity materials from the event/program. Applicants will not be allowed to apply for future funding until reports are submitted to and accepted by the City. Failure to submit a final report will cause the recipient to be ineligible for future funding.

Final Grant Report

Reports should be submitted to:

City of Walhalla
HTAX Grants
PO Box 1099
206 N Church Street
Walhalla, SC 29691
bburton@cityofwalhalla.com

FY 2023-2024 Award Recipients

Walhalla Performing Arts Center
Walhalla Oktoberfest Committee
Oconee History Museum
Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina
Oconee Military Museum
Main Street Walhalla

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