Lodging Tax grant funds available

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor.

Lodging Tax grant funds are available to promote 2023 tourism in Friday Harbor.

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications through September 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.

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. 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 Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, and at the town website: www.fridayharbor.org. Applications must be submitted to town hall no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.