Dear Hartford Event Organizations;
The City of Hartford Tourism Commission, at their November 18th meeting, approved a new grant of up to $5,000 to be used from past year’s room tax dollars for start-up money for a new event or greatly enhancing of an existing event in 2023. This grant will continue to be given out to qualified projects every year.
The criteria for this grant is that the organization must be creating a new event that will bring more people to stay overnight in local lodging establishments, or must be overhauling an existing event to have a much greater impact on “heads in beds” in Hartford hospitality establishments.
The grant will only be given out once per event. The event does not have to be repeated a second year to qualify.
To qualify, all applicants need to fill out a form, which can be found on the City of Hartford website https://ci.hartford.wi.us/. All application forms need to be sent in by February 15th, 2023.
The Tourism Commission will review all applications and determine which best fits the criteria and will award the money on a reimbursement basis. In the event that the best application does not need the entire grant amount, a second grant may be given out until such time that the entire $5,000 is distributed.
If you have an idea for a great new event or have plans to overhaul an existing event, please apply today.
City Administrator – Hartford, WI