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Tourism Enhancement Grant Fund

Grants to Sequim, Washington Organizations to Enhance
Local Tourism and Attract Overnight Visitors to the Area

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City of Sequim - Tourism Enhancement Fund

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Sequim, Washington organizations for projects or events that will enhance local tourism. Funding is intended to attract overnight guests to stay in the local area. Funding may be used for tourist promotion, to support the marketing and operations of special events, and for the acquisition and maintenance of tourism-related facilities.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will select grant recipients by considering, among other points, the following criteria:
- Goal to attract overnight destination guests to Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.
- Promotion of lodging as part of the project/event.
- Projects/events marketed off the North Olympic Peninsula and to local communities will be considered.
- Priority may be given to those attracting overnight destination guests with marketing off the North Olympic Peninsula.
- Projects/events of any type of media promotion will be considered.
- Priority may be given to those using print material, ads, and web site promotion.
- Projects/events must take place in Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Priority may be given to those taking place in the City of Sequim.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179530

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding usually will not exceed $1,000 per project/event.

Term of Contract:

Projects/events of any length of time will be considered. Priority may be given to those lasting two or more days.

Projects/Events must conclude by December 6, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations with projects and events taking place in Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Guidelines:
- Grant applications will be reviewed quarterly until all the funding is spent.
- Grant applications must be submitted for consideration on the first day of the month prior to a scheduled review meeting, usually the second Friday of March, June, September, and December. *Note - the September meeting may be held earlier based on the City Budget Calendar.
- The Project Director will be notified if his/her attendance is required at the Committee meeting where the application will be reviewed.
- Applicants should be aware that the full requested amount might not be funded.
- Handwritten proposals or proposals submitted by electronic media such as facsimile or e-mail will not be accepted.

Projects/events occurring at any time of year will be considered. Priority may be given to those occurring September 1 through June 30.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or deliver applications to:

Barbara Hanna, Communications and Marketing Director
City of Sequim
152 W. Cedar Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Phone: (360) 681-3422

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Sequim

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