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Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Bureaus for Tourism Events and Facilities

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City of Mount Vernon

Deadline Date:

08/31/21 5:00 PM Reciept


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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and convention bureaus for projects that will increase tourism and overnight stays in eligible regions. Funding is provided for the operation of tourism-related facilities, operations and marketing for festivals and special events, and tourism marketing in Mount Vernon.

Tourism Goals: 

  • Increase hotel occupancy in Mount Vernon by creating overnight stays
  • Increase overnight stays during the off-season
  • Provide visitor attractions and/or promote the area’s existing attractions
  • Attract more businesses to Mount Vernon and thereby generate additional business for hotels and motels

All applications must include estimates of how funding the activity will result in increases of people staying overnight, traveling 50 miles or more, or coming from another state or country.

Lodging taxes can be used for Marketing and Operations including:

  • 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 and
  • Operations and capital expenditures of tourism related facilities owned by the City of Mount Vernon. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147654

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each year the City of Mount Vernon allocates Lodging Tax Funds to eligible non-profit, convention/visitor bureaus and government agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications available: August 11, 2021
- Application deadline: August 31, 2021, no later than 5:00 PM
- LTAC reviews requests: September, 2021
- Present LTAC recommendations to City Council: October 6, 2021
- City Council approves 2022 funding: By December 31, 2021

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be submitted to:
City of Mount Vernon
Becky Jensen
Finance Department
910 Cleveland Avenue
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4212

For more information contact:
Becky Jensen

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USA: Washington: City of Mount Vernon

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