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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Funding available for visitor-focused projects that meet public health guidelines

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is accepting applications for projects that assist with tourism development and promotion in the city of Everett. Public and non-profit agencies are encouraged to submit applications by Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.  

LTAC plans to offer two rounds of funding totaling $200,000 for 2021. The first round will prioritize events or projects promoting tourism which also align with current public health and safety guidelines and occur before May 31, 2021. The second round of funding will be for events happening after May 31 and is contingent on local COVID-19 conditions and case counts, and what activities are allowed at the time. First-round funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants and first-round applicants will also be eligible for second-round funding if it becomes available. 

“The committee is excited to be able to offer this opportunity to innovative projects that support promotion of the City in a safe and responsible way,” said councilmember and chair of the LTAC, Scott Murphy. “We look forward to reviewing creative ideas that will support economic recovery efforts.”

Applications are available at everettwa.gov/ltac. For questions, additional information or technical assistance, applicants may contact Julio Cortes, senior communications officer, at 425-320-9147 or jcortes@everettwa.gov

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 via email to jcortes@everettwa.gov or mailed to 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 10A, Everett, WA 98223. Applications received after 5 p.m. on Feb. 5 will not be considered for funding. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

The grant program is made possible through taxes imposed on hotel and motel room rentals in the city of Everett. Eligibility details and other program requirements are included in the application package at everettwa.gov/ltac

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