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Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding

Grants to Washington Organizations in
Eligible Areas to Increase Local Tourism

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City of Sedro-Woolley

Deadline Date:

09/18/20 4:30 PM


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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations and city-owned facilities in eligible locations to promote tourism and increase overnight stays in the area. Funding is intended to support tourism marketing, operations of special events and festivals, and the operation of tourism-related facilities. The goal of the program is to attract visitors traveling at least 50 miles and for special events and festivals in Sedro-Woolley.

The 2021 funding program is open to organizations with the demonstrated ability to achieve the following tourism goals:

  • Increase hotel occupancy in Sedro-Woolley by creating overnight stays
  • Increase overnight stays during the offseason
  • Provide visitor attractions and/or promote the area's existing attraction.
  • Attract more businesses to Sedro-Woolley and thereby generate additional business for hotels and motels.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149248

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to organizations with the demonstrated ability to achieve tourism goals. Lodging taxes can be used for:
- Operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations
- Operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by the City of Sedro-Woolley.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due to the City Finance Office no later than 4:30 PM on September 18, 2020.

Grant awards will be distributed on a reimbursement basis.

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:
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Finance Department
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Direct questions to:
Doug Merriman

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USA: Washington: City of Sedro-Woolley

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