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Grants to Washington Nonprofits and Groups for Programs
that Enhance Tourism and Economic Activity in Snohomish

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Snohomish

Deadline Date:

09/23/19 4:00 PM Submitted Electronically or Received

Description:

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Grants averaging $2,000 to Washington nonprofits and groups for activities that enhance tourism and provide economic benefit in the City of Snohomish. Funding is intended for the distribution of promotional information, as well as for events and festivals that attract visitors and increase overnight lodging.

Activities considered eligible for assistance include, but are not limited to, those that increase tourism by promoting and distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming visitors; operation of a tourism promotion agency, and the marketing of events and festivals designed to draw overnight lodging to the city. 

The expected outcome of such activities is to increase economic activity in the City of Snohomish through overnight lodging, visitor spending on dining and attractions, and the sale of gifts, souvenirs and other items to visitors and tourists. This aligns with the Snohomish City Council’s strategic initiative to “Strengthen the City’s attractiveness as a regional destination”.

Each application is to develop and outline a project, which meets these requirements and provides an economic benefit to the City of Snohomish. The specific amount of the applicant’s request is open, to be defined by the application. As a recommendation, the application may wish to define alternate levels of funding, indicating as their first priority the maximum amount desired and, as a second priority, the minimum acceptable amount. Some definition of the differences in the level of services to be provided under the two priorities should be included. The establishment of alternate funding levels will allow the City Council some latitude in approving projects without the necessity of rejecting one or more projects due to a potential lack of funds.

Project evaluation criteria:

  • Impact
  • Tourism promotion
  • Evidence of partnership
  • Degree of match
  • Management capability
  • Evaluation
  • Scale of project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148428

Estimated Size of Grant:

Historically, individual project allocations average about $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Date work may initiate: January 1, 2020
Work to be completed by: December 31, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Snohomish is accepting Request for Funding (Requests) from non-profit agencies and groups actively engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in the City of Snohomish.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests must be submitted by 4:00 PM on September 23, 2019, either electronically or by delivery. Postmarks are not acceptable. Requests for Funding received after that date will not be accepted or considered.

Timeline:
- Following is the proposed schedule for the Requests (Note: Specific dates may be adjusted to meet unexpected circumstances):
- Application available online or for pickup: Aug. 14–Sept. 23, 2019
- Request response to be submitted: September 23, 2019, by 4:00 PM
- Lodging Tax Advisory Committee review of requests: October 3, 2019
- Committee recommendations to Council for review: October 15, 2019
- Date work may initiate: January 1, 2020
- Work to be completed by: December 31, 2020
- Final reports to City staff: 3rd or 4th Quarter, 2020

Payment is provided as a reimbursement of approved expenses.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.snohomishwa.gov/FormCenter/Economic-Development-9/HotelMotel-Tax-Grant-Application-68

or requests can be submitted to:
Wendy Poischbeg
City of Snohomish
116 Union
Snohomish, WA, 98290

Wendy Poischbeg
poischbeg@snohomishwa.gov
360-282-3176

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USA: Washington: City of Snohomish

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