The City of Aiken State Accommodations Tax Committee is currently accepting funding requests for tourism related projects that will take place July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Those who have been awarded funding for this cycle need not apply. Funding is available only to new projects or previous recipients that did not apply.

State Accommodation Tax Grants are available for qualifying non-profit or government organizations. The grant will cover marketing expenses reaching outside of a 50 mile radius of Aiken, with the purpose being to promote tourism in the Aiken area. Interested organizations should contact the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department for a handbook and application. Applications can also be obtained via e-mail by contacting Mary Rosbach or online at https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/DocView.aspx?id=228220&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF.

All applications, by mail or in person, must be received at The City of Aiken Municipal Building (214 Park Avenue SW) by 5PM on Friday, March 18th, 2019.

Applications submitted by mail should be returned to: City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, Attn: Mary Rosbach, A-Tax Grant Program, PO Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29802. A digital copy of your application is also requested and can be sent to Mary Rosbach.

Questions concerning the application process or anyone wishing to confirm the receipt of an application are encouraged to contact Mary Rosbach at the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at 803-644-1902 or Mary Rosbach.