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Arlington accepting grant applications

 

August 16, 2017 | View PDF



The city of Arlington is accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that promote economic development and tourism in the city. Applications are available on the city’s website at http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/tourismgrant or by contacting the Finance Department at 360-403-3421. Applications can also be picked up at the Finance Department, located on the first floor of City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Avenue, Arlington.

Hotel-motel tax, otherwise known as lodging tax, is a consumer tax on lodging charges for periods of less than 30 consecutive days for hotels, motels, rooming houses, private campgrounds, RV parks, and similar facilities. The city collects this tax and uses it to fund facilities and activities that promote and increase tourism through a grant program. Under State law, authorized uses of lodging tax proceeds include tourism marketing, marketing and operations of special events and festivals, operations of tourism-related facilities owned by non-profit organizations, and operations and capital expenditures of tourism related facilities owned by local governments. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 6,.

For those interested in making a grant application, the city of Arlington is hosting a training and networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m., in the Arlington City Council Chambers. The session will review the requirements for the grant, Arlington’s tourism goals, the application requirements, and the process for review and approval of the grants. After the training session, there will be an opportunity for the applicants to network. The training is not required, but attendance is strongly encouraged. For additional information, please visit http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/tourismgrant or contact Kristin Garcia, Finance Director, at 360-403-3421.

 

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