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How do I initiate a trust fund request?

Review our step-by-step instruction guide on how to request a trust fund and complete the information worksheet. (PDF)


Review the ETF Administrative code


Complete and submit the attached Worksheet (PDF) along with the statutorily required documents outlined in Section 5 (see below) to request that the Comptroller determine the incremental tax increase of an event. Must be received by the agency not less than 120 days prior to the event. Please submit to:

Deputy Comptroller
Comptroller of Public Accounts
111 E. 17th Street
Austin, TX 78774


Submit the Event Support Contract to the Comptroller for review.

  • Event Support Contract (a contract executed by a local organizing committee, an endorsing municipality, or an endorsing county and a site selection organization that outlines the responsibilities of each party). For more information on what an Event Support Contract should include, you may refer to our Event Support Contract Guidelines (PDF).

You will be notified following the agency review of Event Support Contract. Please do not submit any local match funds or any expense reimbursement requests until you have been notified thta the Event Support Contract has been accepted.

It is not necessary to submit the Event Support Contract in order to receive an estimate of the Incremental Tax Increase, however, agency review and acceptance of the Event Support Contract is required prior to submission of local match funds and expense reimbursement requests.


Submit Local Funds. Must be submitted no later than 90 days following the event.


Submit disbursement requests.

Certificate for Disbursement (PDF)

Review the About Trust Fund Payments section for additional information, and submit any questions to our Event Trust Fund Accounting team at

Review our FAQs for other information on application questions.

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