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Tourism Promotion Program Grant

City of Redmond


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #146960

Grant Description

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations to support tourism development and promotion projects within eligible regions. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to advertising, marketing, strategizing, and operating tourist agencies. Funding is intended to attract tourists to the City of Redmond.

Priority is given to Redmond-based activities and projects, and to programs requesting seed money versus ongoing funding. 

The project or activity:

  • Promotes tourism which benefits the overall community, rather than a specific segment or interest.
  • Supports regional tourism planning/promotion.
  • Promotes the unique attributes of Redmond for tourists and the community.
  • Promotes the city as a destination place.
  • Encourages partnerships (public/private).
  • Supports long-lasting assets, capital facilities/amenities.
  • Supports businesses or programs that advance City of Redmond equity and inclusion goals

To be considered for funding, requests must be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Tourism marketing
  • Marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists
  • Operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations as defined by the IRC 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6). Proof of nonprofit status will be required.

For additional information regarding eligible expenses, see: https://www.redmond.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24172/Grant-Acceptable-Expenses-Detailed-Outline_FINAL#page=1

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Redmond’s Tourism Matching Grants Program accepts applications from any public or private organization with the demonstrated ability to accomplish the proposed project(s) that meet the fund requirements. The tourism program annually awards tourism grants in support of special events, sports tournaments, festivals, and tourism promotions—publicly and privately sponsored. Entities that may qualify for the grants include:
- Business organizations
- Community organizations
- Cultural organizations
- Educational organizations
- Entertainment organizations
- Galleries
- Heritage organizations
- Historical organizations
- Museums
- Sports organizations
- Visitor information bureaus

Eligibility of sponsors and projects is defined broadly to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals.

Capital purchases or improvements are not an allowable use except for City owned and/or Public Facilities District-owned tourism-related facilities.

For additional information regarding ineligible grant expenses, see: https://www.redmond.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24172/Grant-Acceptable-Expenses-Detailed-Outline_FINAL#page=1

Pre-Application Information:

Please submit the application by August 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Applicants may be contacted for clarification or additional information.

Grants will only be awarded based on the proof of paid expenses at the completion of the project that meet the allowable expense requirements. In addition, grant amounts paid cannot exceed more than 50% of the cost of the project (proof of project expenses in two times the amount of the grant will be required upon project completion).

Program Requirements: https://www.redmond.gov/656/Program-Requirements
FAQs: https://www.redmond.gov/Faq.aspx?TID=93

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum award is $1,000.

Contact Information:

To submit application:

Email application:
Jackie Lalor at jlalor@redmond.gov

Mail application:
City of Redmond;
Attn: Jackie;
MS: 4SPL, PO Box 97010,
Redmond, WA
98073-9710

Hand deliver application
C/O Jackie Lalor:
Redmond City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street,
Redmond 98052.
Drop at the Customer Service Center on the first floor.

For questions, contact Jackie Lalor at the above email address or phone: 425-556-2209

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