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Hotel/Motel Tax Grant

Once a year, the City of Webster City offers grant funds for the purpose of increasing tourism, enhancing the quality of life for residents of Webster City and to increase the population of the City.

The grant cycle usually opens up Spring of each year.  Grant requests must reflect one or more of the four areas shown below:

1)  Direct promotion of the City, its attributes, events or attractions emphasizing the attraction of visitors or new residents to the City.

2) Construction and/or enhancements of tourism, infrastructure, amenities or attractions in the City or the immediate surrounding area having a direct impact on the City.

3)  Financial support of activities/events which will bring people to the City.

4)  Other tourism enhancement uses approved by the City Council.

Who May Apply

The program accepts applications from public or private organizations (or individuals) with the demonstrated ability to complete proposed project(s). Eligibility of sponsors and projects is designed to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals.

2022 Hotel Motel Grant Recipients

In 2022, the Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Grant funded $241,010.00 in grants.

 
Hamilton County Fair Foundation – $100,000 for the extension to the Hamilton County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
 
Hamilton County Speedway – $15,000 for Promotion and Advertising
 
Legacy Learning Boone River Valley – $15,050 for events and workshops to underserved audiences
 
LIFT WC – $69,450 for the Mini-Pitch Soccer System Installation at East Twin Parks
 
Webster City Community Schools – Sunset Heights – $35,800 for playground replacement project.
 
Webster City Community Theatre – $5,710 for short throw projector and promotion of plays in 22-23 season