Leon Community Development Corporation partners with City of Leon to develop grant program to utilize Hotel-Motel Tax dollars for community projects.
The city of Leon collects a 5% hotel tax on overnight stays at hotels and motels within our community. 50% of revenue the city keeps for operations, and the remaining 50% is awarded to the Leon Community Development Corporation to increase economic development, town beautification, and tourism in Leon. The LCDC portion of the proceeds will be available as a grant application for tax exempt/non-profit entities. Eligible projects must align with one of the following;
- constructing, improving, enlarging, equipping, repairing, operating, or maintaining of recreation, convention, cultural, or entertainment facilities, including but not limited to; memorial buildings, halls and monuments, civic center convention buildings, auditoriums, coliseums, playgrounds, trails, and parking areas or facilities, located at those recreation, convention, cultural, or entertainment facilities
- the payment of principal and interest, when due, on bonds or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the county or city for those recreation, convention, cultural, or entertainment facilities
- for the promotion and encouragement of tourist and convention business in the city or county and surrounding areas.