Lodging tax grants are available to nonprofit and tourism organizations
VANCOUVER – City of Vancouver lodging tax grant applications for projects or events that increase overnight and day-visit tourism will be available starting today (Aug. 22) and are due at 5 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 25).
Lodging tax grants are available to nonprofit and tourism organizations with projects, events or activities that increase visits to the city or help increase tourism-related revenues for future events. The grants are funded through a four percent lodging tax on hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays.
Applications are available on the city’s website at www.cityofvancouver.us/LodgingTaxGrants. $25,000 in grant funds is available in funds remaining to distribute in 2022, and grants must be for a minimum of $5,000 each. Costs incurred prior to the grants being approved by the City Council and the execution of an agreement will not be eligible for reimbursement.
For more information, contact Deputy Director of Economic Development Teresa Brum at email@example.com.
Information provided by city of Vancouver.
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