Introduction

District Development (DD) and the Healdsburg Tourism Improvement District (HTID)
 
The District Development Program is an element of the Healdsburg Tourism Improvement District Revised Management Plan, an agreement entered into by the City of Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Tourism Improvement District as of January 1, 2018. 

There is no specific dollar amount budgeted each year. As the number of rooms sold and room prices increase over time, the amount of available funds for the DD Program will increase.  During the five (5) year term of the HTID, a minimum of twenty-two and one-half percent (22.5%) of the annual budget shall be used for DD projects. 

Working collaboratively with the City, the Chamber’s HTID subcommittee will develop specific criteria for disbursement of DD funds. The award of any public works contract for an approved DD project must be done in accordance with the Municipal Code requirements. Fundable projects to improve the visitor experience may include, but are not limited to:

a)      Services, such as transportation and parking solutions.
b)      Infrastructure, such as benches, restrooms, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, signage, and lighting.
c)      Activities and events, such as Tuesday Music on the Plaza, Healdsburg Farmers’ Market, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, and/or creation of new Arts, Cultural, and Educational activities.


District Development Grants

The District Development Grant Program is a funding mechanism to support Arts, Cultural, and Educational activities and events that enhance the visitor’s experience and/or promote economic development within the city limits of Healdsburg. Priority will be given to events or projects that encourage visits during the slow season (November – March) and mid-week.

The HTID may grant full, partial, or no funding to an applicant. The timing of the grant funding is at the discretion of the HTID board, which shall take into consideration the needs of individual applicants.

If a grant is provided by the HTID, the applicant is required to present data to the HTID within 90 days following completion of the event or project regarding use of funds and estimated attendance.


Application Process and Schedule

Before filling out the grant application, please look at the required materials and questions by clicking the link below or by clicking here. There is no option to save the application progress once you have begun and is therefore recommended materials and questions be ready before continuing to the next page.
Grant Materials & Questions
 
Applicants must complete the following online application and include a cover letter (options to upload or copy and paste cover letter included in the online application).
 
Applications for the next funding cycle will be accepted through January 31, 2019.

Grants will be announced first week of March 2019.
 
For questions, contact Carla Howell and carla@healdsburg.com.

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