#3B Visit Arizona Legacy Golf Course Revitalization Grant
As the Arizona travel, tourism, and hospitality industries recover from the pandemic, the Legacy Golf Course Revitalization Program will provide assistance to older golf courses to implement infrastructure updates that modernize the courses and make them more sustainable. Golf driven tourism was tied to 2.4 million visitors and brought an estimated $2.2 billion to the Arizona economy in 2019, supporting 24,100 jobs. The effects of COVID were not uniform across the industry, priority will be given to courses that improve water conservation and sustainability.
Funding Source: American Rescue Plan (ARP), U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, CFDA/Assistance Listing 21.027
- Funding provided by ARP is meant to aid the tourism, travel and hospitality industries in responding to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.
- Funds may be used to “respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including… aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel and hospitality.” (31 CRF Part 35, pg. 7)
- “Eligible uses that respond to the negative economic impacts of the public health emergency must be designed to address an economic harm resulting from or exacerbated by the public health emergency.” (31 CRF Part 35, pg. 30)
- Grant responses must be related and reasonably proportionally to the extent and type of harm experienced. (31 CRF Part 35, pg. 31)
Funding Total: Visit Arizona Initiative Legacy Golf Course Revitalization Grant Program - $8 million
What’s Needed to Apply:
- Obtain or confirm your entity’s valid DUNS Number
- Provide proof of SAM.Gov Account. If your entity is not registered in SAM.Gov, please do so as soon as possible. Proof of SAM.Gov Account registration initiation (Email Confirmation) will be required for application. We understand the SAM.Gov Account registration process will take time. SAM.Gov Account registration needs to be complete by the first reporting period.
How Will Funding Be Awarded: Only one Visit Arizona Legacy Golf Course Revitalization Grant will be awarded per course.
What Will be Considered for Award: AOT will award grants based on the application’s alignment with the program requirements, and the applicant’s eligibility as described in this application. Only applications for golf course infrastructure improvements will be considered.
Grant Application Due Date: The Visit Arizona Legacy Golf Course Revitalization Grant is a rolling grant program. AOT will review applications as they come in and will provide an award recommendation within 30 days.
- Propose a golf course infrastructure modernization project that helps the course reduce its dependence on water resources, thereby being more sustainable and responsive to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.
- Describe how the improvements help the surrounding tourism, travel and hospitality industry respond to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.
Competitive applications will…
- Include infrastructure improvements that improve water conservation at the course
- Increase Arizona tourism and support tourism-related jobs as the State recovers from the pandemic
- Provide measurable metrics for successful project implementation
- Enhance Arizona’s profile as a world renowned destination
General Grant Information
- Older (pre-1986) 18-hole courses over 90 acres
- Golf course infrastructure modernization project that helps the course reduce its dependence on water resources, thereby being more sustainable and responsive to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic.
Maximum Fund Investment
- Eligible courses can apply for assistance of $15,000 per acre over 90 acres, up to a maximum of $105,000.
*Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis with the intent to allocate all monies within two fiscal years. Once awarded, funding will be distributed upfront and quarterly reporting will be required.