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Posted on: April 11, 2018

City Seeking Tourism Grant Applications

The City of Battle Ground is offering tourism grants for calendar year 2019 and seeking grant applications for the marketing or operations of special events, programs, and activities designed to attract tourists to Battle Ground. Grant funding is available by state law that requires the city's lodging tax revenue be used for events and activities that promote tourism in the city. 

Tourism Grant applications are due by Friday, August 31 at 5:00 pm. Applicants must submit a completed application summarizing the activity or event, how it supports tourism, and a proposed budget indicating how lodging tax dollars will be used. 

The estimated amount of funding for the 2019 budget year is $40,000. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) will review proposals and forward recommended awards to the Battle Ground City Council. Final determination of awards is anticipated in November of this year. Grant awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis. 

Previous projects funded by lodging tax dollars include wayfinding signs, marketing materials, and special events designed to attract visitors to Battle Ground. 

Questions regarding tourism grants may be directed to Maggie Smith, Finance and Information Services Director, at 360-342-5025 or by email at maggie.smith@cityofbg.org

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