Apply for HOT Event Funding


The City of Kemah has released the 2023-2024 HOT Funding Application packet. Please note that the packet also includes a Special Event Safety Plan document that is required to be submitted with the HOT funding application. This document will assist you in coordinating safety plans with the Kemah Police, Fire, and EMS departments. Please also note that if you received funds last year, a Post-Event Form must have been submitted before applying for new funding.

Our application process will consist of the following stages:

  • Application deadline - 12:00 P.M.,  August 22, 2023  
  • Review for recommendation from our HOT Fund Committee Members - August 22 - 25, 2023
  • Estimated date for review by City Council - September 20, 2023
  • Disbursement of funds - reimbursed within 30 days following submission of reimbursement forms, receipts, proof of sponsor branding, and proof of receipt of goods

It is with great pride that the City of Kemah engages with prospective applicants to provide our community with rich cultural and entertainment projects and events. We would like to fund all applications, however funding is limited and the process is competitive. There are stringent requirements in the Tax Code regulating the use of HOT funds. Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funds must be used to promote lodging accommodations and overnight stays in Kemah. Requirements are outlined in the application form.

The HOT Funding Application for fiscal year 2022-2023 and the required Special Event Safety Plan are available via the links below. 

Completed applications should be sent to:
City of Kemah
Attn: HOT Funds Application
1401 Hwy 146
Kemah, Tx. 77565


Required Application Forms