Grants to Washington municipalities, public facilities districts, and nonprofit organizations to promote tourism in eligible locations. Funding may be used for the operation and marketing of festivals and special events, and for capital expenses and the operation of tourism-related facilities. Eligible proposals benefit the City of Bainbridge Island.
The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals for visitor projects and activities for 2023. Approved projects would be funded by the City’s Civic Improvement Fund. Civic Improvement Funds may be used to create new visitor promotion programs or to support or enhance existing programs.
The City Council has approved funding within a wide range, to encourage innovative projects of all sizes that recognize and promote the exciting – and expanding – tourism trends and opportunities happening on Bainbridge Island.
Funds must be used for: tourism marketing; marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists; operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district; or operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations.
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Funding may be used for expenses incurred during January 1 – December 31, 2023. Funding requests for goods or services to be provided in 2022 or beyond calendar year 2023 will not be considered.
The City does not make multi-year commitments with Lodging Tax funds; however, service providers are not limited to nor are applicants prohibited from making repeat annual requests of a similar nature.