Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund / TAC

The purpose of the City of Balch Springs Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Program is to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry in Balch Springs. 

By Council Resolution, the funds shall be divided for the following purpose and in the following percentages:
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau purposes: 20%
  • Eligible Tourism Events (City Events and City Sporting Events): 20%
  • Maintenance and Upgrades to the Civic Center: 20%
  • Advertising for Tourism Related Advertising and Promotions: 15%
  • Promotion of the Arts: 10%
  • Historical Restoration and Preservation: 10%
  • The remaining 5% shall be distributed among the above listed categories at the Committees discretion
For more information concerning a HOT fund grant, please contact Effie Donaldson at 972-913-3004 or email.


HOT fund grant applications are now being accepted. The dead line for application submittal is Friday November 22, 2019 by noon.  Please submit your electronic and 10 paper copies of the  application to  email to Effie Donaldson.

Hot Fund Grant Application