HOT Funding Application 2018-2019

City of Kemah Announces HOT Funding Application Available with June 15th 2018 Submission Deadline

Contact: Brenda Miller-Fergerson, Director-Communications, The City of Kemah, 1401 State Highway 146, Kemah, TX 77565. Email:  or call 281-334-1611.

The City of Kemah has released the 2018-2019 HOT Funding Application packet. The deadline for submitting funding applications is NOON on Friday, June 15th, 2018. Please note that a second document is required this year. Complete both the HOT Funding Application and the Special Event Safety Plan documents.

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. City Staff will be available to answer questions from applicants on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at Kemah City Hall.

The HOT Funding Application for fiscal year 2018-2019, and the required Special Event Safety Plan  are available on the City of Kemah’s website ( Completed applications should be sent to:

City of Kemah, Attn: HOT Funds Application, 1401 Hwy 146, Kemah, Tx. 77565.  Completed applications must be received no later NOON on Friday, June 15, 2018.


Kemah, TX is a friendly, resilient bay community providing an oasis for its citizens and unmatched adventure for its guests. This bayside community is only 25 miles south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston.