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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Second round of funding open for visitor-focused projects that meet public health guidelines

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EVERETT, Wash. – The City of Everett’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is accepting applications for a second round of grants for projects that assist with tourism development and promotion in the city of Everett. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 14 at 5 p.m.  

This round will have $150,000 of funding available for events happening after May 31 and is contingent on local COVID-19 conditions and what activities are allowed at the time. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants. 

“The committee is excited to offer a second round of funding to help boost our economic development efforts,” said Scott Murphy, Everett City Councilmember and chair of the LTAC. “We hope to see innovative ideas to promote our beautiful city in a responsible way.”

Applications will be available at everettwa.gov/ltac. For questions, additional information or technical assistance, applicants may contact Julio Cortes, senior communications officer, at 425-320-9147 or jcortes@everettwa.gov

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 via email to jcortes@everettwa.gov or mailed to 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 10A, Everett, WA 98201. Late applications will not be considered. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

The first round of LTAC funds made $50,000 available to projects helping to promote tourism which also aligned with current public health and safety guidelines. Five organizations applied and received funding for projects happening before May 31. 

The grant program is made possible through taxes imposed on hotel and motel room rentals in the city of Everett. Eligibility details and other program requirements are included in the application package at everettwa.gov/ltac

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