Town of Friday Harbor lodging tax applications deadline approaches

  • Fri Aug 24th, 2018 1:30am
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Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting 2019 grant applications until Wednesday, Sept. 5. LTAC grants will be awarded for tourism promotion of 2019 events and activities taking place within the town. Preference is given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists to visit during the off-season. Applicants promoting summer events are advised to avoid historically high traffic weekends when scheduling their events.

LTAC grants are awarded annually by the town council and are funded with the state’s hotel-motel tax collected on all in-town lodging stays of less than 30 days. Grant proposals are reviewed by the LTAC which is made up of council members, lodging owners, and community members appointed by the mayor. The town council takes the LTAC’s recommendations under advisement when determining final grant awards.

Interested parties should review the Request for Proposal and complete the LTAC grant application available at town hall, 60 Second St., or Applications must be submitted to town hall by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.