Tourism related groups in Beaufort County have until August 1 to complete and submit their applications for grants from 2011 state accommodations taxes The funds are collected from people who stay overnight in hotels, motels and inns who must pay 2 % above the cost of their lodging. The money is set used to help strengthen the tourism industry. Grant applications are posted at www.bcgov.net and will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, August 1. Applicants who have submitted an application, but do not receive an interview schedule by August 23 should contact Beaufort County Clerk to Council, Sue Rainey, at 843-255-2180 or email her at email@example.com. Incomplete or tardy applications will be refused. Applicants must submit an electronic version of the application, in either PDF or Word. PDF is preferred. Only current year application formats will be accepted. Applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (843) 255-2180.