Resort Tax Funding

View FY21 Spring Funding Award Decisions

Each year, Big Sky’s organizations submit applications to the Resort Tax Board requesting funds to help support the many services, programs, and projects that make Big Sky such a spectacular place to live and work.

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.

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.

As required by law, an applicant must be a legal entity formed under the laws of the State of Montana. The purpose of the funding 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 an Agreement.

Information for Resort Tax FY21 Spring Award Recipients

If your organization was awarded Resort Tax funding for the FY21 spring cycle, 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 must be received by January 15, 2021. If you have questions, please contact the Resort Tax Office.

Other Questions

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