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Grants to Washington Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Municipalities
in Eligible Areas to Promote Local Culture and Tourism

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Lakewood

LOI Date:

08/18/21

Deadline Date:

08/23/21 5:00 PM - Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and municipalities in eligible areas for projects that support and encourage cultural activities and tourism. Funding is intended for promoting tourism and for the operation, construction, and acquisition of tourism-related facilities. Projects must be designed to attract tourists to the City of Lakewood with the goal of increasing the number of overnight stays in local lodging facilities.

Funds are intended to:

  • Generate increased tourism in Lakewood resulting in over-night stays at local hotels.
  • Generate maximum economic benefit through overnight lodging, sale of meals and goods, and construction of tourism-related facilities.
  • Increase recognition of Lakewood throughout the region as a destination for tourism.
  • Increase opportunities for tourism by developing new visitor activities.

Tourism promotion is defined as, "...activities and expenditures designed to increase tourism, including but not limited to advertising, publicizing, or otherwise distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; developing strategies to expand tourism; operating tourism promotion agencies; and funding marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141930

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization, including private businesses, can use the funds to advertise and promote tourism through the media.

Eligible organization types include: Non-profit, For-profit, Municipality, Private business, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

Program Schedule:
- Mon, Aug. 2, 2021: Application period opens (application form available on City’s Finance webpage)
- Wed, Aug. 18, 2021: Provide courtesy notification to Manny Cristobal indicating your interest in applying and method of submittal. The purpose of this notification is to ensure your application is received.
- Mon, Aug. 23, 2021: Applications due no later than 5:00pm
- Fri, Sept. 10, 2021: LTAC agenda packet emailed to LTAC committee. Also made available online
- Thurs, Sept. 23, 2021: LTAC meets to hear presentations and to make funding recommendations
- Mon, Nov. 8, 2021: Recommendations to Lakewood City Council Study Session
- Mon, Nov. 15, 2021: Final decision on FY2021 award allocation adopted by Council
- Jan/Feb. 2022: Contracts issued for FY2022 LTAC grant awards

The application period begins on Monday, August 2, 2021 and closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Grant application packets must be complete, signed, and received by the city by the due date.

Once approved for funding an organization must enter into a contract with the City and funding will be provided in quarterly installments or on a reimbursable basis.

Lakewood Ordinance No. 492 requires that all businesses and contractors (including non-profits) that contract with the city enroll and participate in the Federal E-Verify program. The business entity or contractor shall be required to continue its participation in the program throughout the course of its business relationship with the City.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be emailed (preferred method) directly to Manny Cristobal at ecristobal@cityoflakewood.us.

Or mail to:
Lakewood City Hall
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499

To arrange in-person delivery contact Manny Cristobal at the email address above or call (253) 983-7707.

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