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Hotel/Motel Funding Request

  1. 2016/17 City of Robinson Hotel/Motel Funding Request

    Submit this application to be considered for the Hotel/Motel (City Funding). APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received via this website in the Finance Department (111 W. Lyndale Ave.) no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 1, 2016.

  2. For Questions, Contact:

    City of Robinson Finance Department Attention: Karen Sanchez, Finance Director 111 W. Lyndale Ave. Robinson, TX 76706 254.662.1415 k.sanchez@robinsontexas.org TIMELINE: Applications Available March 21, 2016. Application Deadline is May 2, 2016 at 5 P.M. Deadline for Submitting Presentation Materials is May 28, 2016. City Council Work Session Applicant Presentations is July 5, 2016. Preliminary Notice of Recommended Funding is July 5, 2016. Contract begins October 1, 2016. Contract Ends September 30, 2017.

  3. Use of Local Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenues for City of Robinson

    Criteria #1: Every expenditure must DIRECTLY enhance and promote tourism AND the convention and hotel industry. Criteria #2: Every expenditure of the hotel occupancy tax must clearly fit into one of the 9 statutorily provided categories for expenditure of the local hotel occupancy tax revenues. The 9 categories of use of local hotel occupancy tax revenues: 1) Funding the establishment, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor center. 2) Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration 3) Paying for advertising, solicitations, and promotions that attract tourists and convention delegates to the city or its vicinity. 4) Expenditures that promote the arts. 5) Funding historical restoration or preservation programs 6) Funding certain expenses, including promotional expenses, directly related to a sporting event within counties with a population of under 1 million 7) Funding the enhancement or upgrading of existing sports facilities or sports fields for certain municipalities 8) Funding transportation systems for tourists 9) Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests in the city.

  4. Applicants Point of Contact

  5. Mailing Address

  6. Physical Address (IF different from mailing address)

  7. Project Application

    Please visit http://foundationcenter.org/ getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/ for information about developing proposed Scope of Work/Statement of Need, Goals, Objectives, Performance Measures and more.

  8. Will this project serve:

  9. Is this project:

  10. Goals:

    Goals are high level statements that provide overall context for what the program is trying to achieve.

  11. Provide details of the goals you are wanting to achieve with this request.

  12. Objectives:

    Explain the objective that you plan on putting in place to achieve the goal. Objectives are specific statements that describe what the program is trying to achieve to meet the Goal. An objective should be evaluated at the end of the program to establish if it was met or not met. Each project goal should have at least one objective; there is no limit to the number of objectives. Please ensure that all objectives are SMART objectives: •Specific •Measurable •Attainable •Realistic •Time-bound

  13. Explain the objective that you plan on putting in place to achieve goal 1.

  14. Explain the objective that you plan on putting in place to achieve goal 1.

  15. Use this area to list a 2nd goal, if there is one.

  16. Use this area to list an objective to meet goal number 2, if necessary.

  17. Use this area to list an objective to meet goal number 2, if necessary.

  18. If you have more than two goals with objectives please attach them here in pdf format. If you need to add additional objectives to the goals listed within the application please do so here as well. Make sure that it's clear what goal the objective belongs to.

  19. Project Evaluation:

    Performance Measures: Each Goal identified above should be supported by at least one objective, each objective should have at least one performance measurement.

  20. Use this area to list additional performance measures.

  21. If you have more than two performance measures please upload them here in pdf format.

  22. Provide a detailed total program budget for the entire requested project/program. Budget sections include Key Personnel/Salaries, Consultants, Supplies, Travel, Sub-Contracts, [Indirect] and Other. For each line item in the budget, provide a brief justification for how the funds will be used and why they are necessary.

  23. Please select each of the 9 categories for expenditure your project will encopmass:

    There are two criteria's that must be met for use of local hotel occupancy tax revenues; Criteria #1: Every expenditure must DIRECTLY enhance and promote tourism AND the convention and hotel industry. Criteria #2: Every expenditure of the hotel occupancy tax must clearly fit into one of the 9 statutorily provided categories above.

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