Grants Available For COVID-Compliant Tourist Activities In Everett

January 18, 2021

Events in Everett, Everett

Money is available for events before May 31st.

It may be a tall order but if your non-profit group or public entity can come up with a safe way to promote tourism, overnight stays or promotion of visiting Everett, Washington (in a way that meets COVID-safety guidelines and can be accomplished before May 31st) the City of Everett may have a good-sized grant for you.

Last week the City announced two funding rounds for safely promoting tourism. The first has an application deadline of February 5th. Here’s more.

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 and information are available here. 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.



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