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2022 Lodging Tax funding requests are now open

Chelan County is committed to supporting existing projects and events and developing new initiatives that make an economic difference.  Lodging Tax funds generated in unincorporated Chelan County are made available annually for this purpose. Successful grants will be considered utilizing the following criteria:

  1. Increases tourism and convention activity in Chelan County.
  2. Boosts overnight stays and/or increases retail sales primarily in unincorporated Chelan County.
  3. The availability of funds. The current funding available for events/promotions is $280,000.
  4. Meets reporting requirements of the State law.
  5. Overall economic impact to Chelan County.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Turn in a complete, signed and timely application. The Oct. 27, 2021, deadline is final; no applications for 2022 funding will be taken after that date.
  2. New this year, applicants must be available on Nov. 3 for a 10-minute presentation to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Committee members will reference any materials handed in with your application. So no additional materials are necessary for the presentation. Time will be tight between the application deadline and Nov. 3, so plan for the presentation. A committee member will call you to schedule your time.
  3. Funds must be used for an activity/event/project in calendar year 2022.
  4. Your budget must accompany your application, showing the use of your organizations’ and the County’s matching funds. Funds may not be used for administrative costs.
  5. Washington’s Playground website address should be included in any marketing funded by the allocation.
  6. A follow-up report must be given within 90 days of the conclusion of the project or event to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee showing the impact of the funding on the community, ie: attendance, impact on the occupancy/retail sales, publicity, etc.  The report is to include receipts showing how the organizations and Chelan County’s marketing dollars were used.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The online application cannot be saved. So please read through the application first and gather your material or answers BEFORE starting the application. Or, save your answers in a Word document and cut and paste them into the application.

Apply Online

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2021. 

If you have questions, contact: Commissioner Tiffany Gering, 509-667-6215 or tiffany.gering@co.chelan.wa.us

Last Updated: 09/01/2021 03:49 PM

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