The City of Canal Winchester is now accepting applications for the 2024 Transient Occupancy Tax (Bed Tax) Grant Program. The grant program is open to non-profits or private organizations located within the City of Canal Winchester to help fund projects that will enhance Canal Winchester for residents and/or visitors to the community. Grants are funded with the hotel/motel tax revenue collected by the City of Canal Winchester.
Canal Winchester has levied a 6% Transient Occupancy Tax (Bed Tax) that is imposed when lodging is furnished to transient guests by a hotel, motel or similar business. One half (3%) of this tax is contributed to Destination: Canal Winchester, the designated visitors and convention bureau for Canal Winchester. The second half of the tax has been designated by City Council to fund the annual Bed Tax Grant Program.
Grant applications will be competitively reviewed and awards will be made to those projects meeting all requirements and the intent of the program. Grant applications are currently available on the city’s website. Completed applications must be submitted by mail or email to the attention of the Finance Director no later than November 30, 2023. City Council will make award determinations in December. Award checks will be drawn in early 2024 and all awards must be used within the 2024 calendar year. Questions regarding the grant program or application process should be directed to Amanda Jackson, Finance Director, City of Canal Winchester at 614-837-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.