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Resort Tax Funding

How Resort Tax Collections are Appropriated
The Big Sky Resort Area District appropriates resort tax funding on an annual basis. The funding supports local services and programs including a post office; ambulance and other emergency medical services; public transportation systems; tourism development; and other services that provide for the public health, safety, and welfare within the Big Sky Resort Area District. With the contribution of the many entities that serve Big Sky, we are Better Together.

2017-2018 Appropriation Meeting Dates
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. | Resort Tax Office
QUESTION & ANSWER: June 5, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
APPROPRIATIONS MEETING: June 19, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (*Please note the time change)

-The public is welcome at all meetings and will be given the opportunity to comment on the applications.

The 2017 Appropriations Process has completed! Please CLICK HERE to learn what services, programs and projects Big Sky's organizations are seeking to accomplish by applying for resort tax funds.
How To Apply for Resort Tax Funding
If your organization or its programming is located within the boundaries of the Big Sky Resort Area District and it provides a service, program, or project that provides for the public health, safety and welfare of the greater Big Sky Resort Area District community, you may apply for an Appropriation of resort tax funds.

As required by law, an applicant must be a legal entity formed under the laws of the State of Montana. The purpose of the appropriation request must be within the purposes of the District's Legal Ordinance NO. 98-01, as amended, and must benefit the community at large, and not a single person, organization or corporation. The applicant must be “an entity” that is capable of both “legally and practically” carrying out the purpose of the appropriation. The applicant must be a governmental unit, corporation, or limited partnership with the capability of being legally bound by the Appropriation Agreement.
2017-2018 Resort Tax Application for Appropriations
Applications for 2017-2018 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Instructions and Application at the links below.
2017-2018 Resort Tax Application for Rollover Funds
Applications for 2017-2018 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Instructions and Application at the links below.
2016-2017 Appropriations Results
Please view the 2016-2017 Resort Tax Appropriations Results. Thanks to everyone involved.
Bonding
If you have interest in bonding, please contact the Resort Tax office at 406.995.3234 or info@resorttax.org. Preliminary information is available in the links below.
Historical Resort Tax Funds Appropriations
Are you interested in knowing the total appropriations made since the Big Sky Resort Area District began? Please download the Annual Appropriations report for current and historical resort tax appropriation data. This spreadsheet will be updated annually.
Information for Resort Tax Appropriation Recipients
If your organization received resort tax funding, you may submit payment requests once your Appropriation Agreement has been fully executed.

Payments are made, to the best of our ability, every two weeks.

Final payment requests must be received by July 15. Your organization will also be required to submit a summary of your mission and/or successes accompanied by photographs.

If you have questions about your Appropriation, please contact the Administrative Officer.

Please submit your request using the following two forms:
Other Questions
Visit our Resort Tax Funding FAQ's for more common questions and answers or contact the District office.
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office $111,130.00
Big Sky Fire Department $350,000.00
Blue Water Task Force $20,000.00
Big Sky Post Office $35,000.00
NRM RC&D Big Sky Forest Health and Fire Safe Program $15,600.00
NRM RC&D Noxious Weed Project $19,000.00
Arts Council of Big Sky $71,560.00
Big Sky Search & Rescue $52,200.00
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