Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant Application

Snohomish County will begin accepting applications on June 21, 2019 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 22, 2020 and will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants with the demonstrated ability to complete their proposed projects by December 15, 2020. 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 16, 2019 at the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism administration building at Willis Tucker Park: Attn: Rich Huebner, 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.

The 2019-2020 Application Package will be posted here on June 21, 2019.

Hotel/Motel Grant Workshop will be held June 19, 2019 at Willis Tucker Park, Gary D. Weikel Room, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Information pertaining to the Snohomish County Regional Brands, "Big" Data and Visitor Behavior insights, application process, focus on the 2018-2022 Strategic Tourism Plan and grant reimbursement requests will be discussed.

For more information, or if you have questions, require additional information, or are in need of technical assistance, please contact Rich Huebner, Tourism Promotion Coordinator.

Email Rich Huebner | 425-388-6626

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) grant provides opportunities for funding assistance to projects that work towards increasing overnight stays in the county.