Room Tax Grant Application
Room tax funds are received from the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff. The grants are reviewed by the Let's Minocqua Board of Directors ("board").
The board is comprised of lodging members of the communities and board members from Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce. The room tax grants will be distributed on an annual basis.
Funding is devoted to community groups and organizations for tourism development and promotion in the Minocqua area. The Board will consider applications from non-profit groups and organizations that provide marketing and focus on bringing people to the Minocqua area along with developing the destination. The Board will also consider applications from non-profit groups and organizations that offer activities or events that will encourage people to stay longer. If funds are granted, the Let's Minocqua logo will need to be present at events and all development projects as the grantor.
The Board will not provide room tax funds for an organization's operating expenses, volunteer pay, or stipends.
The application process opens on January 7th, 2022. All applications must be submitted to Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce by 5 pm February 11th, 2022. Grantees will be notified on March 1st, 2022. Any applications submitted prior to the start of the application process or after the deadline, will not be reviewed.
The board will review the applications and request any missing information - which would be due two days prior to the review meeting.
Funds granted are for the Fiscal Year they are approved. You will need to resubmit the application if you intend on requesting monies in subsequent years.
Please review the grant guidelines, complete the entire application and include the required attachments.
2021 Award Recipients
The award to Minocqua Winter Park will be utilized for a feasibility study with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) to develop a trail concept plan. This plan will be the first of a multi-step process to add world-class mountain bike and fat-tire bike trails to the facility making it...
The Cross Country Cruisers will be expanding and enhancing their marketing efforts through this grant opportunity. They will be upgrading their web presence, expanding their use of social media, and creating a world-class map for our locals and visitors alike. Grooming over 80 miles of trails in our...
The Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival has already proved to be a destination draw as nearly 3000 people attend this yearly event. As popularity for this team-driven event grows, the Foundation is seeking help in growing their marketing reach. The award will be utilized in finding new markets through a...
The Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization (LAMBO) has been hard at work accomplishing their mission since the 90’s: Creating a healthier community through public-use, silent sport trail development and education. The group has been expanding and building sustainable trial systems throughout the...
The award for the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club is to help defray costs for marketing the area through their trail map distribution and development. By freeing up the cost of marketing the area as a snowmobiler’s paradise, they can take their motto to heart and continue to keep our trails in peak...