Finance

Local Hospitality Tax Grant


The City of Seneca accepts Local Hospitality Tax Grant Applications for the use of the Local Hospitality Tax monies. The City of Seneca has approximately $10,000 available for distribution. These funds are available for tourism, related projects, programs, events and promotions. Applicants must propose to use funds for the promotion of tourism in Seneca.

Please see below for more information about Section 6-1-530 and 6-1-730 of the State Laws of South Carolina. Per sections 6-1-530 and 6-1-730 of the State Laws of South Carolina, the revenues from the hospitality and accommodations taxes may only be used for the following:

  • Tourism-related buildings, including, but not limited to, civic centers, coliseums, and aquariums;
  • Tourism-related cultural, recreational, or historic facilities;
  • Beach access, re-nourishment, or other tourism-related land and water access;
  • Highways, roads, streets, and bridges providing access to tourist destinations;
  • Advertisements and promotions related to tourism development; or
  • Water and sewer infrastructure to serve tourism-related demand.

Applications are available online (download) and are also available at the Seneca City Hall, located at 221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678. Applications may be e-mailed to kwilkes@seneca.sc.us or mailed to P.O. Box 4773, Seneca, SC 29679. The deadlines for turning in Local Hospitality Tax Grant Applications are as follows:

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 (Wednesday before Memorial Day Weekend) by 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving) by 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (Wednesday before Memorial Day Weekend) by 5:00 pm
Wednesday November 23, 2022 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving) by 5:00 pm
Please Note: Grant applications are due by 5:00 pm

Please call 864-885-2700 if you have any questions.

Office

location Location:
221 E North 1st St.
Seneca, SC 29678
hours Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Staff

Director:
Joshua Riches
Finance Specialist:
Crystal J. Matheson
Assistant Finance Officer:
Danielle Smith
Administrative Assistant:
Ann Beaty

Contact

phone Phone:
864-885-2700
fax Fax:
864-885-2701
mailing-address Mailing:
P.O. Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678
info@seneca.sc.us
864-885-2700

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