Santa Fe County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board - Notice of Funding Availability

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November 1, 2017

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is provided by Santa Fe County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board and the Santa Fe County Manager’s Office for advertising, publicizing or promoting tourist attractions in Santa Fe County.

Successful applicants shall clearly delineate how their activities are intended to increase tourism activities and visitors to Santa Fe County.

Document Type: Funding Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: LTAB-APP-FY17/18
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posting Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Closing Date: Monday, November 27, 2017 – 2 PM MDT
Funding Instrument: Grant Agreement
Category of Funding: Advertising, Publicizing, Promotion
Expected Number of Awards: 5 +/-
Total Program Funding: $30,000 + / -
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: None – however Applicants shall demonstrate how these funds will be leveraged
Term of Funding: December 22, 2017 – June 30, 2018


Description: The Santa Fe County Manager’s Office and Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board are seeking applications for the advertising, publicizing or promoting tourist attractions in Santa Fe County. Program funding will be available from December 22, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Upon completion of activities, successful applicants are required to prepare and present to the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board outcomes of funded activities to include the number of visitors or attendees for the particular activity.

Eligible Applicants: Government entities and non-profit organizations, including those that engage in income-generating activity that is directly related to their exempt purpose, may apply for Lodgers’ Tax Funding Assistance.

Additional Information on Eligibility: A program is not an eligible applicant. As defined, an eligible applicant is a government entity or a non-profit that will serve as the Fiscal Agency/Fiduciary for the program.
Authorized Program Area: For the purposes of this funding notice, the authorized program areas are limited to for advertising, publicizing or promoting tourist attractions in Santa Fe County.

Eligible Activities: For purposes of this funding notice, applications shall be limited to government entities and non-profits that have the required qualifying documents for advertising, publicizing or promoting tourist attractions in Santa Fe County.

Supplanting: Grant funds are intended to add to, augment, or supplement, not replace, resources already committed to the program activities.

Application Procedure: Applicants may request application information by contacting Lisa Katonak at 505-986-6200 or lkatonak@santafecountynm.gov . All applications are due no later than Monday, November 27 – 2:00 PM MDT, and shall be submitted in accordance with the procedures outlined within the application packet. Mail in Applications must be received by Monday, November 27 in order to be considered as an eligible application.

Award Selection Procedure: Upon receipt and review of each application for completeness, applications will be rated and ranked by the County Manager’s Office in coordination with the Santa Fe County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board. All applications recommended for award will be forwarded to the Santa Fe County Manager or designee for review and consideration.

Notification: All applicants will be notified in writing of their rating and funding decision no later than thirty (30) days after the date of application.

Reporting Requirements: All selected applicants (grantees) shall be required to submit a Final Report. Upon completion of program, all selected Grantees shall present their program and results to the Santa Fe County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board within 60 days.

TERMINATION: Santa Fe County shall have the right to terminate this Notice of Funding Availability at any time. The terms of this NOFA are contingent upon sufficient appropriations and authorizations being made by Santa Fe County, or the Legislature of the State of New Mexico if State funds are involved. If sufficient appropriations and authorizations are not made, this NOFA shall terminate upon notice being given by Santa Fe County. Santa Fe County is expressly not committed to the expenditure of any funds until such time they are programmed, budgeted, encumbered and approved for expenditure. Santa Fe County’s decision as to whether funds are sufficient for fulfillment of this Notice shall be final.