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LTDA Funding Request

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  2. LTDA Funding Request

    Use this form to submit a funding request to the Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority for an event/activity/project that directly benefits tourism and visitor services/experience.

    The funds are intended to provide financial support for tourism-related expenditures including destination promotion, festival/event advertising & promotion, visitor attractions, and similar projects. Funds are not intended for event production costs, event sponsorships, or similar operating costs. 

    LTDA funds are hotel/motel occupancy taxes paid by visitors, in addition to state & local sales tax. The city collects a 3% occupancy tax from hotel/motel/lodging rental rates inside the city limits of Lincolnton.

  3. Requests must be submitted online a minimum of 10 days prior to an LTDA board meeting, late submissions will be considered at the next quarterly LTDA meeting. Requestors will attend the LTDA board meeting for the discussion and board vote on their request.

    • Attach detailed information on your project to the online request form including an itemized budget, vendors/price quotes, design documents & renderings, etc.
    • Approved projects will be issued a funding agreement stipulating the terms & conditions of the funding. Funds will not be released before a fully executed funding letter is signed by the requesting organization. Any funds not used as outlined in the funding agreement will be returned to LTDA upon project completion. 
    • Approved projects will require LTDA approval for all artwork materials prior to production or publishing.
    • All projects utilizing LTDA funds shall submit a post-project recap report upon project completion.
    • All projects MUST be completed within 6 months of funding. Do not submit projects or events that are more than 6 months in the future.
  4. Individual requests, use your name
  5. This is required for the board review of the project budget, costs, vendors, quotes, designs, artist renderings, etc.  The more information you provide to support your request, the better. Include specific project request budget, expense projections, vendor quotes, design files, etc.

    Organizations should also upload their annual operating budget and balance sheet including all assets/liabilities.

  6. Include budget projections for any expenditures with specific items to be purchased (and vendors if possible). Be specific about exactly what the requested funds will be used for; attach budget/expense projections, spreadsheets, vendor/price quotes, design documents, etc. using the upload option above.

  7. Be specific - visitor projections, hotel/motel usage, audience radius from Lincolnton, etc.

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