Why is it important to draw people from more than 50 miles away?

All applications must include estimates of how funding the activity will result in increases in the number of people staying overnight, traveling 50 miles or more, or coming from another state or country. To ensure that the applicants are compliant with this statutory requirement, this information should be included in the lodging tax application form that will be filed with the city/county or the LTAC. There is no requirement that priority for funding is given to applicants expected to generate the largest number of tourists, and lodging tax revenue may still be awarded to recipients who provide services that indirectly increase tourism such as destination marketing organizations.

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1. Our Fall Event will not be finalized until February 2023. Can we submit our application as just a FALL MUSICAL and add details later for reimbursement? The budget would be similar to the 2022 Musical
2. Why is it important to draw people from more than 50 miles away?
3. Can you explain the question "How will this event increase County overnight stay's outside of cities?
4. When will the 2023 LTAC Grants be available?
5. Can we be reimbursed for all eligible expenses or is it limited to advertising reimbursements only?
6. What can the funds be used for?
7. Can for-profit entities apply for lodging tax funds (LTAC Grants)?
8. Can we use the funds to promote our events all year?