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Hotel Improvement Program
The details of the Hotel Improvement Program have recently changed.  If you have any questions, please call the CRA office at 954-924-2980.

The Hotel Improvement Program (HIP) is an incentive grant program for owners and tenants of 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.  As a part of receiving this grant, the property must become certified as a Superior Small Lodging (SSL) or a AAA Diamond Rated property.

Eligible Improvements

The Hotel Improvement Program may include any fixed improvements to the interior and exterior of the property.  The following list contains items that could 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
  • Linens
  • Appliances

Terms and Conditions

Grants are limited to property or business owners within the Beach and Downtown Districts of the CRA. Grants are limited to one time per property address per CRA fiscal year. 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 which receive HIP funding. All applications are subject to approval by the CRA director.

Application Material