Local Accommodations and Hospitality Tax Grants

Each fiscal year on a quarterly basis, 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. The County has established a grant application process for the award and issuances of these funds to local organizations wishing to use an award for one or more of the purposes outlined in County Code.

Applications shall be submitted during the fourth quarter of each calendar year (October through December) with the intent to announce awards during the first quarter of the following calendar year (January through March). Entities will have one (1) year to expend their award. Interested organizations should click “Apply Now” in the box above to access detailed instructions as well as the full application. All applications will be accepted electronically until the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on December 31.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Christine Webb