(Orange, Texas)

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December 20, 2012

Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax Committee releases applications for Hotel/Motel Tax Funds




Historical Restoration and Preservation Activities that Directly Promote Tourism and the Hotel and Convention Industry: historical restoration and preservation projects or activities or advertising and conducting solicitation and promotional programs to encourage tourists and convention delegates to visit preserved historic sites or museums.


Sporting Event Expenses that Substantially Increase Economic Activity at Hotels:  Expenses including promotional expenses, directly related to a sporting event in which the majority of participants are tourists who substantially increase economic activity at hotels and motels within the county.


Certain Portions of Sporting Facilities:  Expenses for a certain percentage of a facilities patrons that are directly contributing to increased local hotel activity.


Shuttle Services for Convention Activities:  Shuttle services for an event is an eligible expense provided the shuttle services begins or terminates at a local hotel facility.


Supplemental Information To Include With Application:  Along with the application, if available, please submit the following:


_____ Proposed Marketing Plan for Funded Event


_____ Schedule of Activities or Events Relating to the Funded Project


Submit to: Bobby Fillyaw 

1201 Childers Road, Orange, TX 77630

(409) 883-7770



Organization Information




Name of Organzation:____________________________________________________________________




City, State, Zip:_________________________________________________________________________


Contact Name:__________________________________________________________________________


Contact Phone Number:___________________________________________________________________


Web Site Address for Event or Sponsoring Entity _____________________________________________


Is your organization:  Non-Profit__________ Private/For Profit___________


Tax ID #:________________________________ Entity’s Creation Date:  __________


Purpose of your organization:______________________________________________________________







Name of Event or Project_________________________________________________________________



Date of Event or Project::_________________________________________________________________


Primary Location of Event or Project:_______________________________________________________



Amount Requested:___________________________________


How will the funds be used:_______________________________________________________________









Primary Purpose of Funded Activity/Facility:_________________________________________________



Percentage of Hotel Tax Support of Related Costs


_____   Note Percentage of Total Event Costs Covered by Hotel Occupancy Tax


_____   Note Percentage of Total Facility Costs Covered by Hotel Occupancy Tax for the Funded Event


_____   Note Percentage of Staff Costs Covered by Hotel Occupancy Tax for the Funded Event


If staff costs are covered, estimate percentage of time staff spends annually on the funded event(s) compared to other activities   ____________________________________

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