The Economic Development, Cultural, Tourism, and Sustainability Grant Ad-Hoc Committee has been convened to review the grant applicant requests of the allocated Transient Occupancy Tax per Resolution 2020-07. As the 2020-2021 grant year was reduced to only Tourism funding, the Committee is named Tourism Grants Ad Hoc Committee for 2020.
Given the significant projected revenue shortfalls associated with the impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, the Ashland City Council approved a modified resolution at its May 19, 2020 Council Meeting. Resolution 2020-06 removed the categories of Economic, Cultural, and Sustainability from the ECTS grants program. In doing so, the $150,000 in unrestricted TOT revenues are no longer committed to the Economic, Cultural, Tourism and Sustainability Grants and will be utilized for other purposes within the City. The original amount of $80,000 for tourism funds will still be available for tourism only related activities starting in Fall 2020 for the 2020-21 grant cycle.
The committee will be made up of Mayor appointed willing members of the Citizen's Budget Committee. The committee will be meet to review, hear presentations, ask questions, and make the final decision on award allocations. For more information on Economic Development, Cultural, Tourism, and Sustainability Grants, please click here.
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