Tourism creates opportunity and a positive economic impact in the local community. The City of Battle Ground is offering tourism grants for calendar year 2020 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.Tourism Grant applications are due by Friday, August 30 at 5:00 pm. Applicants must submit a completed 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 2020 budget year is $40,000. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) will review proposals and forward recommended awards to the Battle Ground City Council. Final determination of awards 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 may be directed to Accounting Supervisor Meagan Lowery at 360-342-5026 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.