Local Accommodations and Hospitality Tax Grants

Grants Application/Instructions

Formal date for Accommodations 3% or Hospitality Grants Applications to be determined

Beaufort County receives revenues from a 3% local accommodations tax (A-Tax) imposed on tourist lodging as well as a hospitality tax (H-Tax), which is imposed on the sale of prepared meals and beverages. Per the County’s Code of Ordinances (Sec. 66-44 for local A-Tax or Sec. 66-534 for H-Tax), these revenues must be used for tourism-related purposes. In the past, the County established a grant application process for the award and issuance of these funds to local organizations wishing to use an award for one or more of the purposes outlined in County Code.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications shall be submitted now using this link on this webpage. However, this grant award process is currently being reviewed for compliance and is being further discussed by Beaufort County Administration and Council. Any submitted applications now may not be awarded until a final decision on how to proceed is determined. Until then, no formal public announcement will be made to apply on this website, news media, etc. The date of the final decision of Council will determine this and the previous December 31st deadline shall be extended. More information will be available and provided here soon. Please be patient as we review and develop a better suited process to be in complete compliance. If you have any questions, you may contact:

Brycen Campbell
Senior Accountant
(843) 255-2316