Hotel/Motel 2019 Annual Grant Application Packet

Snohomish County is accepting applications from public and non-profit agencies for projects that assist tourism development and promotion in Snohomish County. Funds may be used for marketing and promotions only, unless your project strongly identifies with the Snohomish County Strategic Tourism Plan (STP), in which case capital expenditures may be allowable.

The program is funded through the taxes imposed on hotel and motel room rentals in Snohomish County. Funds will be available on or about January 20, 2019 and will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants with the demonstrated ability to complete their proposed projects by December 15, 2019. Historically, the average project allocation has been about $10,000 but ranges from $5,000 - $50,000 depending on economic impact to the community and overnight stays in hotels. Details of eligibility and other program requirements are included in the application package.

To be eligible, completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 by the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism administration building at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296. No applications received after that time and date will be considered for funding. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Application Package 2018-2019 (PDF)

Hotel/Motel Grant Workshop was held July 31, 2018 at Willis Tucker Park, Gary Weikel Room, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Information pertaining to the application process, new direction focusing on the 2018-2022 Strategic Tourism Plan, grant reimbursement requests, cooperative marketing opportunities, and more was discussed.) If you were unable to attend, view a video of that presentation.

Contact Carol Peterson, Tourism Promotion Coordinator, if you have any questions, require additional information, or are in need of technical assistance.

Email Carol Peterson | 425-388-6605 | if Carol is unavailable, please call 425-740-4309.

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Related links

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is the body responsible for reviewing grant applications drawn from lodging taxes collected by the county.

The Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Board is offering grant opportunities for projects that work towards increasing overnight stays in the county.