News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: January 25, 2022

Apply for Special Event and Tourism Grant Funding

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is now accepting a second round of applications for 2022 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, especially overnight visitors, to Redmond. To be considered for grant funding, applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.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. For the 2022 grant season, events that have already taken place or begun this year and those yet to take place are eligible to apply. 

This is the second round of grant funding for 2022 due to the uncertainty COVID-19 created for project organizers during the initial 2022 grant window. Reapplications for the same projects that already applied for 2022 funding will not be accepted. The Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will evaluate qualifying applications on a competitive basis, using the official tourism promotion funding criteria, and will forward recommendations to the City Council for approval. 

For more information or questions about the grant program, please email Jackie Lalor, Economic Development and Tourism Program Administrator at  Applications are available through the City of Redmond’s website


Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager, 425-556-2448

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Patrol vehicle

Redmond Police Investigating Alleged Threats Toward Rose Hill Middle School

Posted on: January 28, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 29, 2021

Redmond Lights Returns to Downtown Park

Posted on: November 2, 2023

City Seeks Feedback on Fee Studies

Posted on: September 11, 2023
Redmond Finance Director Kelley Cochran

Redmond Appoints New Finance Director

Posted on: August 3, 2023

Apply for 2024 Tourism Grant Funding

Posted on: July 26, 2023

Redmond Opens First Pop-Up Dog Park

Posted on: April 24, 2023

Redmond Lights Returns to Downtown Park

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Redmond Celebrates Welcoming Week

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Help Plan the Future of Redmond

Posted on: July 11, 2022

Derby Days Returns in Summer 2022

Posted on: March 9, 2022