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Posted on: July 25, 2017

City of Battle Ground offering tourism grants; applications due September 1

Tourism creates opportunity and a positive economic impact in the local community. The City of Battle Ground is offering tourism grants for calendar year 2018 and is seeking grant applications for the marketing or operations of special events, programs, and activities designed to attract tourists to Battle Ground. Grant funding is available by state law that requires the city’s lodging tax revenue be used for events and activities that promote tourism in the city.
 
Grant applications, available here, are due by Friday, September 1 at 5 pm. Applicants must submit a complete application summarizing the activity or event, how it supports tourism, and a proposed budget indicating how lodging tax dollars will be used. 

The estimated amount of funding for the 2018 budget year is $40,000. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) will review proposals and forward recommended awards to city council. Final determination of awards by city council is anticipated in November of this year. Grant awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis. 

Previous projects funded by lodging tax dollars include wayfinding signs, marketing materials, and special events designed to attract visitors to Battle Ground.

Questions regarding tourism grants should be directed to Maggie Smith, Finance and Information Services Director, at 360-342-5025 or by email at maggie.smith@cityofbg.org
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