2024 LTAC grants



Hotel/motel tax fund grants, commonly referred to as LTAC grants, are grants available for non-profits and public agencies. Grant funds support initiatives that promote tourism spending and paid overnight lodging in the City of Everett, Washington. LTAC grants are crucial in boosting tourism economies and improving visitor experiences.

LTAC grants typically fund projects that enhance tourism development, such as special events and festivals, tourism attractions, film productions, meetings, conventions, and sporting events. Grants can also fund marketing campaigns to promote tourism by attracting visitors beyond 50 miles of Everett.

New in 2024

 Total funding for the 2024 City of Everett LTAC grant pool is $560,000

There's a new LTAC info guide with a lot of helpful information and tips. Give it a quick read before applying. Click here to read the 2024 City of Everett LTAC Guide.

The 2024 LTAC grant application process has transitioned to Amplifund, a software solution designed to enhance the efficiency of the application, review, and funding processes while prioritizing data security. The link to apply is below, and the LTAC Info Guide has instructions for applying. 

Tyler Chism is the designated LTAC staff liaison for 2024. If you have any inquiries or questions, you can contact him at tchism@everettwa.gov.

2024 timeline:

Applicaitons open Nov. 1, 2023

Applications close Dec. 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. 

Awards announced Jan 2024

Grant award performance period: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 21, 2024

How to apply:

Step 1: Click here to read the 2024 Lodging Tax Info Guide. This guide provides critical information and instructions that will help walk you through the process of applying.

Step 2: Gather the required documents. 

  • Two letters of endorsement, one from a hotel
  • A current W-9
  • For non-profits
    • Incorporation letter
    • Two most recent years financials

Step 3: Visit the Amplifund website to submit your application. Everett Forward web_apply_button Opens in new window
Please note if this is your first time using Amplifund, you will need to create an account. For more information, see the 
2024 Lodging Tax Info Guide.

Step 4: Wait. After you've submitted your grant application, someone from our team will contact you and provide a status update.

Need help or technical assistance?

Need a hand? Have a question? Schedule a 15-minute Q&A virtual session with staff here. Or contact tchism@everettwa.gov.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will next meet in late 2023 or early 2024 to discuss the applications received and make recommendations to the City Council on which projects and programs should receive funding. Stay tuned! 

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