2021-2022 Tourist Impact Fund (TIF) Grant Program – California

The County of Sonoma is seeking applications for its 2021-2022 Tourist Impact Fund (TIF) Grant.

Donor Name: County of Sonoma

State: California

County: Sonoma County (CA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022


Tourism Impact Fund (TIF) grants will be awarded to not for profit organizations to create improvement projects in their community.

The Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is a tax on accommodations at lodging and camping facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county. From this fund, each Supervisorial District in the county receives a percentage for discretionary projects within each District from the Tourism Impact Fund (TIF).

These funds are then awarded in small grants to not for profit organizations to create improvement projects in their community. Awards are based upon the TIF funding area and criteria as listed below. For geographical areas covered by Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC), the TIF policy has been determined by the MAC with input from the community. For those geographical areas not covered by a MAC, the application will go to District 5 staff and similar policy and procedures will be followed.

General Funding Criteria (No preferential order)

Applicants must be a not for-profit organization.

Extra points will be given to those projects that can demonstrate the following, although all good projects fitting the funding priority areas will be considered.

  • Greatest Impact on Community
  • Multi-Community Benefit
  • Best Return for Dollars (Leveraging/Matching Funds)
  • Geographic Fairness
  • Environmental Sensitivity

River MAC Funding Priorities

Sonoma Coast MAC Funding Priorities

For more information, visit Tourism Impact Fund.