Welcome to the full grant application for the Buncombe County Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund. The full grant application is for requests between $5,001 and $50,000.
If you are looking for the micro grant application ($5,000 or less) click here. An entity may only apply to either the micro or the full application, not both.
Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 31. Applications submitted after the deadline or that are incomplete (i.e., missing required uploads) will not be considered.
All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application. We encourage applicants to take their time to ensure a complete and well supported request.
Before you begin:
A copy of the entire application is available here as a PDF and here as a Word doc if you wish to preview the application questions and prepare your responses before starting the application. (Note: you can only submit the application via this online form; these copies are just to help you prepare your responses and write content that you can paste into the online form).
Once you get started, you will be able to save the application and continue later if you need to.
Eligibility Criteria for the Fund are available here.
Please also make sure you have prepared and/or gathered the following required documents:
Application Budget Template:
(please fill out with your own info; for Google Sheet, you'll need to make a copy in order to fill it out)
Your most recent Federal tax return (if you started your business in 2019 and have yet to file, you will still be able to apply)
2019 Year-End (Dec 31) Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet Statement
2020 Year-to-Date Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet Statement
Any additional documentation needed to substantiate your percentage (%) decline in revenue due to COVID-19
Documentation to substantiate the percentage (%) of your business revenue that comes from tourists.
A copy of your North Carolina driver's license, or other government-issued photo ID
When you complete and submit the application, you will receive a copy of the application via email as a confirmation it was submitted.
If you run into any problems with the application, please check the FAQs and documentation at the Fund website, http://tourismfund.org. You can also schedule an appointment with a technical assistance provider through that site.
A final note: both businesses and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for these grants. In order to save space and simplify the form, we use the word "business" throughout this application to signify both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Thank you for the important work you do in the community and we look forward to receiving your full grant request to the Buncombe County Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund.