Tourism creates opportunity and a positive economic impact in the local community. The City of Battle Ground is offering tourism grants for the 2021 calendar year. Grant applications are being accepted 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.Those interested in applying for a grant should 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. Applications are due by Monday, August 31 at 5:00 pm.
Previous projects funded by lodging tax dollars include wayfinding signs, marketing materials, and special events designed to attract visitors to Battle Ground.The estimated amount of grant funding for the 2021 is $40,000. The City’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review proposals and forward recommendations to the Battle Ground City Council for final determination of awards in November of this year. Grant awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis.Questions regarding tourism grants may be directed to Finance Director Meagan Lowery at 360-342-5025 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.