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Hotel Relief Program

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will provide direct aid to hotels that can demonstrate a negative economic impact of COVID-19. A total of $150 million will be allocated for the establishment of an economic recovery fund for Hotels impacted by COVID-19.

Eligibility Criteria:

You are eligible for grant funds if you meet the following criteria.

  • You are a hotel or bed-and-breakfast with NAICS Code 721110 or 721191.

  • You are in good standing with the state of Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office.

  • You are located within the state of Georgia.

  • You are subject to the accommodations tax.

  • You were established prior to April 2019.

  • You can demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19 by providing a federal income tax return showing 15% or greater reduction in revenue adjusted for COVID-19 costs in 2020 over 2019. (You can provide FEIN, W9, and a federal and state return from calendar years 2019 and 2020.)

  • You do not owe any state taxes.


Eligible Applicants must demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19 by providing:

  • A summary of your changes in EBITDA from 2019 to 2020. A narrative on what contributed to the changes in EBITDA from 2019 to 2020.

  • List of COVID-19 relief funds received by your organization (local, state, and federal) and enter the amount received and how these funds were used to address the impact of COVID-19 on the organization.

  • Information on an existing operational gap after receiving relief funds.


Eligible Use of Funds:

Funds will be awarded for operational costs associated with maintaining and running a property based on the demonstrated loss incurred by the hotel or bed and breakfast. Examples of operational costs include but are not limited to rent, insurance, wages, utility costs, sales and accounting, marketing, and travel agent commissions. 

Unallowable uses: 

  • Property and other taxes

  • Lobbying

  • Debt service

  • To replenish financial reserves

  • To satisfy any obligation resulting from a judgment or settlement

Our experienced team of business experts, former government officials, grant management specialists, accountants, auditors, lawyers, and cost analysts can help you navigate the often confusing and shifting grant management requirements.

Our team has extensive experience advising cities, counties, hotels, real estate developers, and small business owners on governmental standards. We develop reporting, procurement, and monitoring systems that enable clients to manage and optimize ARPA funds.  We have successfully secured $12 Million dollars for our clients. 

For information and consultation, please call Maariz Kashem: 404-940-9810

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