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Grants to Mountlake Terrace, Washington Nonprofits
and Agencies for Tourism-Promoting Initiatives

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City of Mountlake Terrace

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11/16/17 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Mountlake Terrace, Washington nonprofit organizations and public agencies for initiatives that will promote tourism, such as events and festivals. Activities should result in increased economic activity, such as meals, purchases, and overnight lodging.

Funding may also be used to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district.

Finally, lodging tax funds may also support the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, will review applications and consider the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourist or increase tourism.

Specifically, the Committee will consider:
-Whether the proposed expenditure is a permitted use of lodging tax funds;
-Whether the proposed expenditure has the potential to increase overnight visits, including off- season visits;
-Whether the proposed expenditures create a positive economic impact;
-Whether the applicant demonstrates a need for the funding and the ability to complete the project;
-The amount of funding provided by the applicant and other sources;
-Whether the applicant provides documentation of proposed expenditures.

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GrantWatch ID#: 176709

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicant types include nonprofits (501(c)3 and 501(c)6) and public agencies.

State law (CHAPTER 67.28 RCW) requires you to provide estimates of potential economic impact. In addition, the city requires you to provide a brief description of how you calculated the estimates for the event, activity, or facility for which you are requesting funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Application materials are due to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Allocation of the funds is tentatively scheduled for the January 2, 2018 City Council Meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Virginia Olsen, Community Relations Director

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
c/o Virginia Olsen, City Clerk/Community Relations Director
City of Mountlake Terrace
6100 219th Street SW, #200
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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