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LTAC is an acronym for the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The acronym gets used several ways when discussing the lodging tax grant program and is commonly used to describe the grant fund. For example, people may say, “you may want to consider applying for LTAC to help promote your event.” In this scenario, you apply to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) who oversees the grant funds distribution.
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Non-profits and public agencies may apply for a LTAC grant. For-profit event producers may apply by partnering with a non-profit or public agency. This is called a “cooperative project” where the non-profit or public agency serves as a sponsor of the event.
We estimate that it takes about 90 minutes to read, comprehend and thoughtfully answer the questions. We strongly suggest that you read the application in its entirety before filling it out. Make note of any questions you may have and reach out to Julio Cortes at [email protected] for answers. You’ll have a much easier time with the application if you prepare all pertinent information before putting “pen to paper.”
The grant program is made possible through taxes paid by consumers when they stay in paid lodging in the city of Everett.
Application deadlines can be found in the LTAC application document: https://everettwa.gov/2655/LTAC-grant-application
Email your completed application to Julio Cortes at [email protected].
Or mail it to:
City of EverettC/O Julio Cortes2930 Wetmore Ave.Suite 10-AEverett, WA 98201
You will hear back via email in March.
The LTAC grades all applications using the same grading criteria which can be found on pages six and seven of the application. Applicants earn “bonus points” for programs and events that occur in the off-season (Sept. 1 – June 30) and generate overnight visitation where guests stay in paid accommodations.
Information regarding lodging taxes may be found in RCW 67.28.
We are putting together a user-friendly guide to eligible expenses, but for now, please see RCW 67.28.1816.
You can approach this in several ways.
If your event or program requires attendees to register or buy a ticket, you can include the following survey questions when they check out:
You can work with hoteliers on “special rates” for those who attend your event or program. At the end of your program or event, you can get reports from hotels that show how many times guests used your special rate.
If you’d like to take a more analog approach, you can also survey attendees during your event.