Board seeks applications for use of 2020 hotel / motel lodging tax funds

The Board of County Commissioners is accepting – on behalf of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) – applications for the use of lodging tax funds for the 2020 budget year from organizations whose programs or activities promote tourism in the unincorporated areas of Lewis County.

"Tourism promotion" means activities, operations and expenditures designed to increase tourism, including but not limited to advertising, publicizing or otherwise distributing information for the purpose of attracting and welcoming tourists; developing strategies to expand tourism; operating tourism promotion agencies; and funding the marketing of or the operation of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.

Applications are due by 3 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted via email to tourismpromotion@lewiscountywa.gov. Please include your organization's name in the subject line.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please click here for the application.

Please click here for the supplemental, which must be submitted with your application.

Please noted that the application fields can be filled out on your computer using Adobe Reader. Other PDF applications, like Mac's Preview, may not retain correct formatting.

INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS

The LTAC, which reviews applications and suggests how to allocate funding, will receive digital copies of all application packets. To view a sample of the scoresheet the LTAC uses to review applications, please click here.

To view an overview about the lodging tax, please click here.

To view the press release about the application process, please click here.

Please note that applicants may be asked to provide a current W-9. For questions about the application process, please contact Clerk of the Board Rieva Lester at 360-740-1419.

*** REMINDER: APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 FUNDING ARE DUE BY 3 P.M. OCT. 3, 2019. ***

Posted: Aug. 30, 2019