The City of Snohomish is accepting Request for Funding (Requests) from non-profit agencies and groups actively engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in the City of Snohomish during the calendar year 2019.
Activities considered eligible for assistance include, but are not limited to, those that increase tourism by promoting and distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming visitors; operation of a tourism promotion agency, and the marketing of events and festivals designed to draw overnight lodging to the City. Historically, individual project allocations average about $2,000.
The expected outcome of such activities is to increase economic activity in the City of Snohomish through overnight lodging, visitor spending on dining and attractions, and the sale of gifts, souvenirs and other items to visitors and tourists. This aligns with the Snohomish City Council’s strategic initiative to “Strengthen the City’s attractiveness as a regional destination”.
Money is awarded from revenue collected annually from hotel and motel room rentals in Snohomish
The Snohomish Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Snohomish City Council for final approval. Funds will be available beginning in January 2019 to competitive applicants who can complete their proposed projects by December 15, 2019. The City of Snohomish will request a final report of return on investments for allocated funds.
More information, details of eligibility, and other program requirements can be found on the City's Hotel/Motel Grant Application webpage.