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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Two City Grant Applications Open Jan. 2, 2017

Grant applications for the City's Discretionary Grant Program and Tourism Promotion Grant, managed by the Financial Advisory Board, open on Jan. 2, 2017. Applications are due March 17, 2017.


Discretionary Grant

Each year, the City of Glenwood Springs allocates a portion of sales tax revenues from its Acquisitions and Improvements Fund for human services, special events, and other public purposes as City Council deems appropriate. These funds are distributed through a Discretionary Grant Program, managed by the City’s Financial Advisory Board (FAB). The FAB makes recommendations to the City Council, which makes final determinations of grant awards.  

Tourism Promotion Grant

The City of Glenwood Springs annually allocates funding from the 2.5% accommodations tax to be used to market and promote regional activities, attractions, and events to increase tourism in the City and surrounding area.  The City’s Financial Advisory Board is the appointed body that reviews Tourism Promotion Grant Applications and makes recommendations to City Council for awards. Eligible projects shall provide for the development of tourism within the City or the promotion of tourism within the City. Categories of award may include: 

  • Special Events. This includes events to draw visitors to Glenwood Springs, encourage longer visits, or extend the length of the tourism season. 
  • Beautification. This includes projects that increase the aesthetic experience of visitors to Glenwood Springs.
  • Capital Projects. This includes projects to build improvements to attract visitors to Glenwood Springs.


Applications must be received by the City of Glenwood Springs prior to 5 p.m. on March 17, 2017. All applications must be submitted electronically. 


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