Town Lodging Tax grant application deadline approaching

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor.

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications up until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, for grants to fund tourism promotion of events and activities taking place within the town in 2023. Preference will be given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists to visit during the shoulder and winter seasons. Summer activities are acceptable but should be scheduled to avoid what are recognized as high-traffic weekends.

New this year, applications may be submitted by email or as hardcopy—preferably both. Interested parties should review the Request for Proposal and complete the LTAC Grant Application available at Town Hall, 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, and on the town website: Applications must be submitted to Town Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sep.12.

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 in length.