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2022 Lodging Tax / Tourism Fund (Civic Improvement Fund)

Grants to Washington Agencies and Nonprofits
in Eligible Locations to Promote Tourism

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Bainbridge Island

Deadline Date:

09/30/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Washington municipalities, public facilities districts, and nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to promote tourism. Funding may be used for the operation and marketing of festivals and special events, and for capital expenses and operation of tourism-related facilities. Applicants must be located in the city of Bainbridge Island.

The City of Bainbridge Island has issued a Request for Proposals for projects to receive funding in 2022 under the Civic Improvement Fund (also known as LTAC). Proposals must be for tourism marketing projects, marketing and operations of special events or festivals, the operation of eligible tourism-related facilities, or capital expenses for an eligible tourism-related facility. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147645

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$350,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may seek a minimum award of $2,000 and a maximum award of $175,000

Term of Contract:

Funding may be used for expenses incurred during January 1 – December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Applicants seeking funding for capital expenditures for a tourism-related facility must be a municipality or a public facilities district created under Chapters 35.57 and 36.100 RCW.
• Applicants seeking funding for operating expenditures for a tourism-related facility must be a municipality or a public facilities district, or be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3) or 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(6).
• Applicants, other than municipalities or a public facilities district, must be registered with the Washington Secretary of State as a Washington State Corporation.

• Individual persons are not eligible for funding.
• For-profit, private businesses are not eligible for funding.
• Proposals from non-City organizations with a board member, officer, or staff member serving on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee are not eligible for funding and will not be considered.
• Proposals involving special events, signs, building or construction, impacts to public property, or other activities that require permits under City code or state or federal law must demonstrate that the applicant has researched the appropriate permit regulations, confirmed the viability of the proposed activities, and incorporated permit fees in the project budget.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are due no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Proposals will be provided to the City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) for review and comment. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with the LTAC to provide additional information about their proposals, at a time and date to be identified by the committee. Applicant participation in this LTAC briefing is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the proposal via email to: cityadmin@bainbridgewa.gov

280 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Phone: 206-842-7633

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Bainbridge Island

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