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Lodging Tax Funding Grant

Grants to Washington Nonprofits and Agencies
in Eligible Areas to Promote Local Tourism

Agency Type:

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City of Olympia - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Deadline Date:

11/19/20 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations and government agencies that operate tourism facilities or provide tourism services to attract visitors to the area. Funding is intended for capital or operating expenses of tourism-related facilities, as well as for marketing and operating expenses for events and festivals designed to attract tourists. Eligible programs promote tourism in Olympia. Under Olympia's guidelines, tourism promotion must target audiences outside Thurston County.

High priority will be given to tourism activities that:

  • Have a demonstrated potential or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within the City of Olympia. 
  • Promote Olympia and/or events, activities, and places in the City of Olympia to potential tourists from outside Thurston County. 
  • Have demonstrated high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in documented economic benefit to Olympia. 
  • Have a demonstrated history of success in Olympia, or are proposed by a group with a demonstrated history or high potential of success with similar activities. 
  • Minimize duplication of services where appropriate and encourage cooperative marketing and/or includes an element of cooperation or partnership. 
  • Provide, maintain, operate, or enhance City-owned tourism facilities or infrastructure.

For information about Committee considerations, see: http://olympiawa.gov/~/media/Files/Executive/AdvisoryCommittees/LodgingTaxCommittee/Lodging-Tax-Application.pdf?la=en#page=5

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148979

Term of Contract:

The City does not make multi-year commitments for tourism promotion services. However, service providers are not limited or prohibited from making annual requests of the same nature.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit and government agencies that provided tourism services or operate tourism facilities are eligible to apply for funding from Olympia's Lodging Tax.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is now open for funding from Olympia's Lodging Tax for 2021 tourism-related services. Apply by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

About the lodging tax: http://olympiawa.gov/city-government/advisory-committees/lodging-tax-advisory-committee.aspx#

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to Mike Reid at mreid@ci.olympia.wa.us

Or send to:
City of Olympia Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
c/o Mike Reid, Economic Development Director
PO Box 1967
Olympia, WA 98507-1967

City Hall Street Address: 601 Fourth Avenue E, Olympia

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