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Grants to Grant County, Washington Nonprofits
and Agencies to Promote Local Tourism

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Grant County Tourism

Conf. Date:

11/20/19

Deadline Date:

11/29/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Grant County, Washington nonprofit organizations and municipal visitor information centers for projects and events that promote local tourism. Funding is intended to increase overnight stays at local lodging facilities by supporting the production of marketing materials and the promotion of special events, festivals, tourism-related capital projects. Grants are available for capital improvements, events, and year-round promotion.

Tourism promotion is defined as activities and expenditures designed to increase tourism, including but not limited to advertising, publicizing or otherwise distributing information for purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; developing strategies to expand tourism; operating tourism, promotion agencies and funding marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149027

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any non-profit organization or municipally owned VIC that will use the funds for the purposes of promoting tourism in Grant County with the goal of increasing the number of overnight stays at lodging facilities may apply.

A capital-facility project requires a proportional degree of municipality or public facilities district ownership in the facility or its permanent fixtures and contents.

Take-aways or give-aways are NOT considered eligible expenditures by the Grant County LTAC.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The application workshop is highly recommended for all applicants. One workshop is offered this year to assist applicants in completing their applications. Grant County staff will provide an overview of the application and the application process. They will also be available to answer questions. Please come prepared with your application and instruction packets and any questions that you may have.

Workshop: 1:00-3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20th

In addition to the workshops, staff will review your draft application for completeness and provide you with feedback if additional information will be required for an acceptable application. This review is optional but recommended. Draft applications for review can be emailed to Jerry Gingrich.

The workshop will be held in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 35 C Street SW, Ephrata, WA 98823

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received in the Grant County Commissioners’ Reception office by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 29th, 2019 or postmarked no later than November 29th, 2019.

Timeline:
- October 4, 2019: Online application available
- November 20, 1:00 PM: Grant Workshop at Courthouse
- November 29, 2019, 5:00 PM: Applications due
- December 11, 12:00 PM: LTAC Meetings and Presentations
- December 24, 2019: Recommendations to BOCC
- December 27, 2019: Award announcements made
- January 1, 2020: Contracts issued for 2020 Awards
- January 31, 2020: Signed contracts due

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Grant County Commissioners’ Office
ATTN: Jerry Gingrich
35 C Street SW
Ephrata, WA 98823
(509) 754-2011, X2931

Jerry Gingrich, Grant County Administration
(509) 754-2011 Ext. 2931
jgingrich@grantcountywa.gov

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