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Hotel Relief Application Deadline
Hotel Relief Grant closing on December 1. Read more below.
Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State Fiscal Recovery Funds, this new program implemented by the Office of Planning and Budget will provide direct aid to hotels who can demonstrate a negative economic impact of COVID-19. A total of $150 million will be allocated for the establishment of an economic recovery fund for Hotels impacted by COVID-19.
OPB is offering Hotel Relief Grant Technical Assistance 30-minute virtual appointments on Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00. Please use this online booking tool to schedule an appointment. This program is NOT for emergency rental or housing assistance. This program is for hoteliers who can demonstrate a negative economic impact of COVID-19.
On April 4, 2022, the federal government transferred from using a DUNS Number to a Unique Entity Identifier that grantees must create in SAM.gov. In order to comply with this requirement, all grantees with the designation of subrecipient will require an active UEI (12-character, alpha-numeric code assigned by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)) to request a payment for reimbursement while all grantees with a designation of beneficiary will be required to have an EIN/TIN (employee identity number/tax identification number) to submit a payment request.
The links below will walk you through the process of award acceptance and the necessary onboarding steps. All applicants must complete the following list of items prior to submitting requests for reimbursement. Each program has a Program Specialist assigned to assist awardees with any questions or concerns throughout the process. You can find your Program Specialist by clicking on the OPB Grant Program Contacts link on the right side of this page.
Important Note: Your award will show in the GeorgiaGrants portal as awarded under My Grants once the terms and conditions is signed, and the vendor form is processed (see step 3 below).
All important documents related to this program are linked on the right side of this page - Important Documents. Below the Important Documents link you will find the Webinars and Tutorials page.
Step 1: Terms and Conditions
Step 2: Georgia Grants Access
Step 3: Vendor Management
Program Contact: [email protected]
Application Period: May 15, 2023 - November 30, 2023
Program Total: $150,000,000
Award Amount: Varies (5% of demonstrated revenue loss of 15% or greater)
Grantee Type: Beneficiary
Eligible Applicants: Owners of hotels or bed-and-breakfasts operating during 2020 who meet the eligibility criteria outlined with the NOFO.
You are eligible for grant funds if you meet the following criteria.
Eligible Applicants must demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19 by providing:
Eligible Use of Funds:
Funds will be awarded for operational costs associated with maintaining and running a property based on the demonstrated loss incurred by the hotel or bed-and-breakfast. Examples of operational costs include but are not limited to rent, insurance, wages, utility costs, sales and accounting, marketing, and travel agent commissions.
More information is forthcoming.
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OPB's Hotel Relief application opened on May 15, 2023.
An application checklist to assist you with ensuring all supporting documentation is included in your application be found
. It is crucial that you complete each step in the process including uploading required documents that are complete.
Failure to upload the required documents will result in an incomplete application. To ensure your application moves to consideration, please use our checklist to assist you in your application submission. Please remember that your SSN should be redacted but the FEIN must remain visible for OPB review.