Tourism Promotion Funding Application

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 2019 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.

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Applications are due by 3 p.m. Aug. 30, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted via email to Rieva Lester at rieva.lester@lewiscountywa.gov and CC'd to Rachel Hunt at rachel.hunt@lewiscountywa.gov. Please include "Lodging Tax" in the subject line.

To download the application, please click here. 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.

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The LTAC, which reviews applications and suggests how to allocate funding, will recieve 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. Please note that applicants may be asked to provide a current W-9.

*** REMINDER: APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 FUNDING ARE DUE BY 3 P.M. AUG. 30, 2018. ***