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Hotel Improvement Program
The Hotel Improvement Program (HIP) is a grant program for hotels/motels, inns, or bed and breakfasts located in the Hollywood CRA Districts.  It provides a 33% reimbursement grant up to $250,000 or 20% of the assessed value, whichever is lower, for comprehensive fixed capital improvements to both the interior and exterior of the property.  To receive this grant, the property is required to become certified as a Superior Small Lodging (SSL) or a AAA Diamond Rated property.

Eligible Improvements

The Hotel Improvement Program includes any fixed improvements to the interior and exterior of the property.  The following list contains items that may be considered within the scope of work:

  • Exterior painting
  • Lighting
  • Signage
  • Landscaping
  • Paving parking areas, walkways, or patios
  • Impact-resistant windows and doors
  • Air-conditioning (central air only)
  • Roof repair or replacement
  • Structural repair
  • Concrete restoration
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • Interior finishes including flooring and paint
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Kitchen fixtures

Ineligible Improvements

  • Non impact-resistant windows
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Furniture
  • Appliances

Terms and Conditions

Grants are limited to property or business owners within the Beach and Downtown Districts of the CRA.  Program funding is contingent upon an annual appropriation by the CRA.  The CRA reserves the right to cancel this program at any time, prior to grant approval, without notice, if sufficient funds are determined unavailable.  The CRA retains the right to display and advertise properties that receive HIP funding.

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