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.
2019-2020 Appropriation Meeting Dates
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. | Resort Tax Office
QUESTION & ANSWER: June 3, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
APPROPRIATIONS MEETING: June 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
-The public is welcome at all meetings and will be given the opportunity to comment on the applications.
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.
2019-2020 Resort Tax Application for Appropriation
Applications for 2019-2020 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Application at the link below. The second attachment is an Excel spreadsheet (without formulas) to use for easier calculations on questions 2-5. Please contact the District office with any questions.
2018-2019 Appropriations Results
Please view the 2018-2019 Resort Tax Appropriations Results. Thanks to everyone involved.
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.
View last year’s applications here
2019-2020 Resort Tax Application for Rollover Funds
Applications for 2019-2020 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Application at the links below in either Word or PDF format.
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.