Resort Tax Funding

FY25 Funding Cycle

Organizations that are interested in applying are encouraged to review the resources listed on this page. The District also strongly encourages interested applicants, particularly first time applicants, to reach out and schedule time with staff prior to applying. Staff is here to provide insight and guidance to all applicants.

**Please note that we are now using the new software Submittable for FY25 applications.

Government Key Dates

February 1, 2024 | Government Applications Available
February 6, 2024 | Application Software Training @ 10 am
March 15, 2024 | Government Application Deadline
April 2, 2024 | Government Questions Shared with Sponsors
April 9, 2024 | Government Sponsor Response Deadline
April 17, 2024 | BSRAD Board Meeting @ 9 am – Government Application Review – Discussion
May 8, 2024 | BSRAD & Joint County Commission Meeting @ 9 am – Government Application – ACTION

Nonprofit Key Dates

February 6, 2024 | Application Software Training @ 10 am
February 15, 2024 | Nonprofit Applications Available
March 31, 2024 | Nonprofit Application Deadline
April 30, 2024 | Score Reconsideration Request Deadline
May 17, 2024 | Nonprofit Questions Shared with Sponsors
May 24, 2024 | Nonprofit Sponsor Response Deadline
June 4, 2024 | Nonprofit Application Review Work Session @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Discussion
June 6, 2024 | Nonprofit Application Review Meeting @ 4:00 – 6:00 pm – ACTION

Sponsor Resources

Here are some quick links for submitting government and nonprofit funding requests. If you have questions about any part of the process, please schedule time either virtually or in-person with District staff, who would be more than happy to help. 

Opportunity Fund

Following the creation of an Opportunity Fund by the Big Sky Resort Area District (District) board in February of 2023, the Board allocated $147,829 to this fund. Beginning July 1, 2023, requests can be made for projects no more than $25,000 that meet the requirements outlined in District procedures. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 406-995-3234.

Information for Resort Tax 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. Requests are processed on the 1st and 15th of each month and organizations can expect to receive payment within 7-10 days of processing. Instructions, expectations, and guidelines for submitting Payment Requests can be viewed using the button below.

Other Questions

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

Historical Resort Tax Funding Information

View funding history here »

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