Application Process for Hospitality Tax Grant Funding Fiscal Year 2023/2024 is Now Open

The City of Columbia is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations/events that are located within the City limits and are wanting to receive funds from the local Hospitality Tax (HTAX) grant for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2023– June 30, 2024). Hospitality Tax is the 2% tax that is collected on all prepared food and beverages sold in the City of Columbia.  From the revenues collected, the City of Columbia offers funding through the Hospitality Tax Grant program. These funds may be used for nonprofit organizations/events/programs that promote the attraction of tourism and dining within the city limits.

Grant applications are considered eligible when they meet South Carolina State Law restrictions on the use of Hospitality Tax funds and when they meet City of Columbia Guidelines. The application process closes at midnight on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Late/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications that are received on time and deemed eligible will be considered for grant awards.

For complete H-Tax grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application links go to:

For specific questions or information on our Hospitality Tax Grant, please contact Tina Saxon via email at or via phone at (803) 545-3062.

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