Municipal Regional District Tax (MRDT) Project Funding
The Municipal Regional District Tax (MRDT) is a 3% consumer tax on all short-term room rentals from accommodation providers that list 4 or more physical rooms, and on online accommodation provider bookings (AirBnB, Vrbo). Authorized purposes of MRDT revenue for all designated recipients are tourism marketing, programs and projects. MRDT can NOT be used for infrastructure investments, customer service staff wages or travel trade shows/activities. Please complete and submit the linked form prior to the deadline specified for the subsequent fiscal period(s). See the 2022-23 MRDT Project Funding Application for more details. The application deadline for projects taking place April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 is November 9, 2021.
Consumer Show Funding
The CCCTMA also provides businesses with access to MRDT funds to help cover the cost of consumer show attendance. Consumer shows are a great opportunity to both promote tourism product and to network with other operators. By completing both the application and reporting forms businesses can have up to 50% of their event fee covered (less GST). See the 2022-23 Consumer Show Funding Application & Report form for more information. The application deadline for shows taking place between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 is December 31, 2022 OR until budget is committed on a first-come first-serve basis.