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  • Overview & Instructions

    The City of Brownsville has begun preliminary preparation of its budget and needs to know whether your organization will be requesting HOT funds for the coming fiscal year.  The city fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

    Due to COVID-19, the City of Brownsville’s Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue has seen a significant decrease. In developing this request for information, the city is promoting and documenting an applicant’s compliance with state law. For more information on compliance please click here

    The city has provided an explanation of the requirements of HOT funds in the request for information.  Your application should reference how your organization, program or activity is complying with state law.

    The request for information is divided into the following sections:

    • Overview of Hot Funds
    • Program or Project Description
    • Description of Promotion of Tourism or Hotel Occupancy
    • Description of Participation in Required Activities
    • Budget Questions
    • Budget Worksheet (Excel)

    Answer all questions.  If a question is not relevant to your organization, please state the question as non-applicable.  Please contact city staff if you have questions about the request for information. 

    All organizations must complete the Excel Budget worksheet.

    Request for funds must be uploaded via the BCVB webpage www.visitbtx.com. For any questions, please contact the Communications & Marketing Director at felipe.romero@cob.us by August 10th, 202o by 5 p.m.

    To schedule a virtual meeting with the Communications & Marketing Director and Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau Manager, please email Monica.tellam@cob.us.