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Grants to Washington Nonprofits
to Promote Tourism

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Grant County Tourism

Deadline Date:

11/25/20 5:00 PM - Email receipt or Postmarked by date

Description:

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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to attract visitors and promote tourism. Funding is intended to increase local economic activity. Applicants may request funds to support a one-time tourism event, to support the year-round promotion of an organization or multiple events, or for capital improvements. The purpose of this program is to increase tourism in Grant County.

Eligible Activities: This grant program is limited to promotional activities which draw tourists, as defined below per RCW 67.28.080, meaning:

  • “Tourism” means economic activity resulting from tourists, which may include sales of overnight lodging, meals, tours, gifts, souvenirs.
  • “Tourism Promotion” means activities, operations, and expenditures designed to increase tourism including but not limited to advertising, publicizing, or otherwise distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; developing strategies to expand tourism; operating tourism promotion agencies; and funding the marketing of or the operation of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.

Allowable Uses of Funds: Allowable uses for the lodging tax funds are governed by RCW 67.28.1816 which states: Lodging tax revenues under this chapter may be used, directly by any municipality or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization for:

  • Tourism marketing;
  • The marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists;
  • Supporting the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district; or
  • Supporting the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149027

Term of Contract:

Grant County intends to contract with selected organizations by mid-January 2021. Contracts will be for January 1 – December 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit organizations may apply for lodging tax grant support.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Period: October 27, 2020 – November 25, 2020

Deadline: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - In LTAC Office, received via email or Postmarked by this date.

Upon approval from the County Commissions, the announcement of awards will be on or about late December 2020.

For a full timeline, see https://tourgrantcounty.com/userfiles/LTAC/2021_Grant_County_LTAC_Grants_Info.pdf#page=5.

Contact Information:

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

Submission:
- Mail or in-person: Applications may be submitted by mail or hand delivered to the County Commissioner’s Office, 35 C Street NW, Ephrata, WA 98823, Room 206.
Grant County
Attn: LTAC
PO BOX 37
Ephrata, WA 98823-0037

Note: The Commissioner’s Office is currently closed to the public. Place application packets in drop slot on door if hand delivering.

- Email:
Applications may be submitted by email at:
jtgingrich@grantcountywa.gov

Questions? Call (509) 754-2011, x2931 or email jtgingrich@grantcountywa.gov.

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