Waterloo Hotel-Motel Tax Grants
Experience Waterloo offers grant monies for events and projects that will have a positive impact on the tourism industry in Waterloo, both in the short and long-term. Grants are available to organizations whose events are held in Waterloo, regardless of where the organization itself is based.
Applications can be used for three kinds of proposals or projects:
Visitor Events (draw greater than 50% of attendance from outside Black Hawk County)
Community Events (draw less than 50% of attendance from outside Black Hawk County)
The grants have been established to:
Drive overnight stays in Waterloo
Support active partners who serve and drive visitors to Waterloo
Support organizations and activities that have a positive impact on Waterloo
Provide seed money for new or innovative ideas/projects
Provide assistance in marketing outside of Black Hawk County
Grant funds may support:
Marketing and advertising
Honorariums and entertainment
Basic facility rental costs
Event-related safety and security
Other similar projects that help promote visitation to Waterloo
Questions about the grant application process may be directed to Emily Nyren.
FY 2024 Grants For Events July 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Applications Open March 1-31, 2023
Applications for events occurring
July 2023-December 2023
will be available March 1, 2023,
with application deadline of March 31, 2023.