TID Grant Funding Opportunity

The Napa Tourism Improvement District Local Governing Committee (Napa TID) provides grant funding to events, organizations and projects that enhance the experience of visitors to the City of Napa resulting in extended hotel stays and repeat visitation, all while promoting the beneficial impact that tourism and hospitality have on the local community.  

Previous grant awards have ranged from $5,000-$200,000. Examples include: 

  • $200,000 to the Napa Lighted Arts Festival 
  • $25,000 to the Napa County Historical Society to promote historical tourism 
  • $65,000 to the Napa Valley Film Festival 
  • $5,000 to the Downtown Napa Association for an ambassador program 

Funding Objectives:  To enable, support, and enhance the creation and operation of activities and tools that result in increased visitation, extended overnight stays, and repeat visitation to lodging properties in the City of Napa.

Examples include (but are not limited to):  

  • Local special event programming, underwriting and promotion. 
  • Community and cultural arts programming activities, such as music on the plaza, movie nights, sculpture walks, film festivals, etc. 
  • Tourism related streetscape enhancement and maintenance or visitor-serving improvements.  
  • Seasonal and other tourism and visitor related programs.  
  • Local tourism shuttle or other visitor transportation programs.  
  • Seed funding for community-based programs which support or enhance tourism.  
  • Trails, pedestrian paths, signage, bike paths, etc. which enhance and improve upon the visitor experience and access to lodging properties.  
  • Enhanced maintenance and custodial municipal services to tourism-related areas.  

Outside of a regular call for applicants every March, the Committee accepts grant applications on a rolling basis. Qualified applications will be reviewed by the Local Governing Committee at their monthly meeting, and applicants may be asked to present at a meeting. Apply below!

Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) Funding Request Form

  1. Section A - General Application Information
  2. Nonprofit, For-profit, Governmental Agency

  3. Section B - Summary of Funding Request
  4. (Place 0 if this grant will be the sole funding source for this proposal)
  5. If your organization is receiving matching funds, please name the source. Place N/A if this is grant will be your sole funding source for this proposal.
  6. Names of individuals, agencies, or partner organizations that will help execute this proposal

  7. List similar projects your organization has successfully led. (Limit 600 characters)

  8. Please describe your project in more detail and how it will help advance the Napa TID's funding objectives. (Limit 1000 characters)

  9. Overnight Visitation*

    Is your project expected to draw a significant number of overnight visitors to the City of Napa Lodging properties?

  10. If not, please explain how your event will promote tourism and provide an overall guest enhancement for overnight visitors. (If you answered "Yes" to the prior question, type "N/A")

  11. Required Attachments

    Please upload the required attachments in PDF form below.

  12. Please upload your proposal budget. (One page only)

  13. Optional Attachments
    Attach any visuals, letters of support, or additional project details to funding proposal (maximum of 2 pages). Not required for Interest Form submission.
  14. Leave This Blank:

  15. This field is not part of the form submission.

Background:  The Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District (NVTID) was created in 2010 and is funded through a 2% assessment on short-term (30 days or less) room rentals in lodging businesses throughout the Napa Valley. The intent of the assessment is to support local activities and projects that promote, support, and enhance tourism while providing a public benefit. The Napa Tourism Improvement District Local Governing Committee (Napa TID) oversees 25% of the expenditure of funds generated locally by the City of Napa’s lodging establishments and directs the expenditure of those funds to benefit the payors. 

The Napa Valley is well-known globally as a premier destination, and the Napa TID is committed to leverage this position to strategically market the City of Napa’s many unique features and experiences.  

The members of the Napa TID are: 

  • Chair, Michael Collins, Archer Hotel  
  • Co-Chair, Sara Brooks, Napa River Inn 
  • Chair-Elect, Jenny Toomer, River Terrace Inn 
  • Member, Choolwe Kalulu, The McLelland House 
  • Member, Eric Fink, Andaz Hotel
  • Member, At-Large, Bill LaLiberte, Downtown Napa Association 
  • City Representative, Julie Lucido, Public Works Director

Direct any questions about this grant process to Jennifer Owen at the City of Napa:  [email protected].