REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for 2023 special event and tourism grants. Grants are provided through the Tourism Promotion Program for projects that assist with tourism development and promotion in the City of Redmond. The goal of Redmond's Tourism Promotion Program is to attract visitors from more than fifty miles away, especially overnight visitors, to Redmond. To be considered for grant funding, applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Grant applicants may be cultural, historical, educational, sports, or community organizations coordinating events, tournaments, or promotions that bring visitors to Redmond. The grants are paid for by a portion of the one percent sales tax collected on hotel rooms located in Redmond. Grants may not exceed 50% of the cost of the project.
The Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) will evaluate qualifying applications on a competitive basis, using the official tourism promotion funding criteria and weighted scoring. Recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council for approval.
For more information or questions about the grant program, please email Economic Development and Tourism Program Administrator Jackie Lalor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available at redmond.gov/TourismGrant.
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager