City of Vancouver accepting grant applications for projects that boost tourism

Lodging tax grants are available to nonprofit and tourism-related organizations for projects, events or activities that increase overnight or day-trip visits to the city

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is accepting lodging tax grant applications for projects or events that will increase tourism to the city.

City of Vancouver accepting grant applications for projects that boost tourism
Earlier this year, Vancouver City Council awarded more than $500,000 in lodging tax grants to a variety of projects, including Clark County Open Studios Tour, Cruise the Couve, Fourth Plain Forward’s multicultural festival, Vancouver Farmers Market (shown here), Visit Vancouver USA and more. Photo by Andi Schwartz

Lodging tax grants are available to nonprofit and tourism-related organizations for projects, events or activities that increase overnight or day-trip visits to the city, or that help increase tourism-related revenues. The grants are funded through a four percent lodging tax charged on hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays within the city of Vancouver.

Online applications must be submitted to the city by 3:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 18. To apply for a grant or to learn more, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/LodgingTaxGrants.

An optional grant overview and orientation meeting for those interested in applying will occur at 3:30 p.m. Thu., Aug. 29 at the Aspen Meeting Room, Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. The orientation will include training on how to use the city’s new grant application software, Foundant Technologies.

Earlier this year, Vancouver City Council awarded more than $500,000 in lodging tax grants to a variety of projects, including Clark County Open Studios Tour, Cruise the Couve, Fourth Plain Forward’s multicultural festival, Vancouver Farmers Market, Visit Vancouver USA and more. 

For more information about the lodging tax grants, please contact Economic Development Manager Teresa Brum at teresa.brum@cityofvancouver.us.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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