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VISIT BASTROP HOT FUNDING FOR EVENTS 2022-2023

VISIT BASTROP HOT FUNDING FOR EVENTS 2022-2023
The City of Bastrop collects a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts and partners with Visit Bastrop to distribute a portion of that funding for events. The use of HOT revenue is limited to expenditures that meet the following two-part test:

First, every expenditure must directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. In other words, the expenditure must be likely to attract visitors from outside Bastrop into the city or its vicinity and must have some impact on convention and hotel activity. If the expenditure is not reasonably likely to accomplish this result, it will not be funded by HOT revenues. The funds must be for an event with attendees.

Second, expenditures must clearly fit into one of six statutory categories for the expenditure of HOT revenues.

This is intended to notify you that Event HOT Funding fiscal year 2023 is now open. This application can be viewed and printed from our website starting today. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit Bastrop is happy to answer any questions you might have related to HOT funding. Please contact us directly at 512-332-8990 or at info@visitbastrop.com