Hot Fund Applications Are Hot!

This is just in from the City of Victoria! If you are an organization that helps to bring tourism to Victoria, you can apply for Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds now through July 31st.

As allowed by state law, the City of Victoria collects a hotel occupancy tax from hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and other lodging facilities. The revenue must be used to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.

Priority will be given to applicants based on their ability to generate overnight visitors to Victoria. Only events and programs that generate meaningful hotel night activity will be eligible to receive funding.

How long will the application be open?

The application form will be available July 1 at Completed applications should be emailed to no later than 11:59 p.m. July 31.

Applications will be reviewed by the HOT funds subcommittee of the Tourism Advisory Board, which will make recommendations to the City Council in September. The City Council will make final decisions on funding.

What if you have HOT Fund questions? Check this out!

Informational sessions covering the HOT Funds application process and the evaluation process will be held on the following dates and times at 700 N. Main St in Conference Room 205:

  • Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 13, at noon
  • Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, at noon.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop. Attendance will be taken into consideration during application scoring.

For more information, contact Explore Victoria Texas at 361-485-3116 or

To learn more about tourism in Victoria, visit

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