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Carbon County Hotel Tax Disbursement Program

 2021 Hotel Tax Allocation Announced

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 30, 2021

2021 Hotel Tax Allocation Application - Click here to download

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has delegated to its Room Tax Allocation Committee - RTAC certain responsibilities concerning the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of tourism-related projects to be funded in part by proceeds from the hotel room tax imposed throughout the four counties of the Pocono Mountains.

General Guidelines:

  1. Bi-annually, the RTAC will provide releases to the media informing eligible non-profit organizations in the county of the availability of monies for tourism-related projects (that primarily bring tourists into the County and encourage overnight stays) and soliciting their inquiries.
  2. The RTAC will provide an application to interested organizations together with a timetable for submissions and deadlines.
  3. Following each deadline, the RTAC will convene to evaluate all applications that have been received and will record its recommendations for funding.
  4. The RTAC will send the report to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Inc. (PMVB) for final approval per ACT 18.
  5. Invoices from vendors for approved marketing expenditures will be sent directly to PMVB for payment up to the amount funded by the RTAC subject to payment guidelines established by the PMVB.
  6. Funded program recipients may be required to submit a summary of all expenditures and pertinent project information to the RTAC within 12 months of the conclusion of the funded project.
  7. PMVB branding guidelines will be provided to each program. Branding material should be added to print/digital advertising including, but not limited to websites, billboards and brochures. Any questions should be directed to Brian Bossuyt, Vice President of Marketing (PMVB) at email: bbossuyt@poconos.org or phone: 570-534-4543.
  8. Upon approval of funding, marketing invoices should be sent for payment to Jamie Schmeelk, Director of Accounting (PMVB) at email: jschmeelk@poconos.org or phone: 570-534-4326.

Please be sure to indicate the organization's name along with your contact information on each marketing invoice. An award code will be assigned and must be on all invoices as well.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO April 30, 2021

2021 Application instructions

See Past Recipients below:

OPTIONAL: COMPLETE OUR ONLINE FORM BELOW INSTEAD OF A PAPER COPY OF THIS APPLICATION.

Before you begin to complete this online form, please download the application below which includes the Budget Worksheet at the end of the document and upload a scanned copy of the Budget Worksheet where indicated on this form. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.

Carbon County Room Tax Allocation Committee Application for Funds for Tourism-Related Project

ACT 18 requires that monies are to be used for marketing projects to promote tourism in the County. Projects that include construction or other non-marketing related activities do NOT qualify. If completing our online application form, please submit your application, along with attachments. (Once received, we will submit four (4) copies of your application along with your attachments to the committee.) If submitting a hard copy of this form rather than online, please download the PDF form on this webpage and follow the instructions for submission. Please submit your completed application by APRIL 30, 2021 for disbursement to be awarded by: JUNE 30, 2021.

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