Resort Tax Funding

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 Resort Tax funding.

How Resort Tax Collections are Awarded

The Big Sky Resort Area District awards 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 commitment of the many entities that serve Big Sky, we are Better Together.

Other Questions

Visit our Resort Tax Funding FAQ’s for more common questions and answers or contact the Resort Tax office.


Over the course of 2 meetings held on June 7th & 10th, the District’s locally elected Board reviewed project applications from 26 sponsoring organizations. After hearing public comment the board awarded funding on June 10th for 47 projects. A total of $7,057,754 was awarded in addition to the 1% for Infrastructure commitment of $2,716,875 for FY22. Review FY22 funding awards and project applications below. Recordings of the meetings can be viewed HERE.

Information for Resort Tax FY21 Award Recipients

If your organization was awarded Resort Tax funding, you may submit payment requests when an Award Orientation has been completed, an Award Contract has been signed, and you have completed the Post Award Follow Up Form.

All Payment Requests must be submitted using the ONLINE PORTAL and Payment Request Forms will be assigned based on the schedule provided in the Post Award Follow Up Form. Requests are processed on the 1st and 15th of each month and organizations should expect to receive payment within 7-10 days of processing. Instructions, expectations, and guidelines for submitting Payment Requests can be found HERE [PDF].

Final payment requests for the FY21 Fall award cycle must be received by July 15, 2021. If you have questions, please contact the Resort Tax Office.