The Cowlitz County is accepting applications from public and non-profit agencies for projects that assist tourism development and promotion in Cowlitz County.
Donor Name: Cowlitz County
County: Cowlitz County (WA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Not Available
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
The purpose of the Cowlitz County Tourism Large Grant is to support projects that encourage tourism activities in Cowlitz County. Eligibility of sponsors and projects is defined broadly to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals.
The source of the funds is the County’s share of lodging taxes collected on hotel and motel room rentals within Cowlitz County.
Uses of funds
Funds may be used for marketing and promotions for existing or new projects that attract overnight stays in the County.
The program is open to applicants from public and non-profit entities with the demonstrated capacity to accomplish the proposed project. This includes agencies such as port districts, cities and towns, museums and galleries, historical societies, arts groups, chambers of commerce, and 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 non-profits.
When the solicitation period closes, staff will review applications for completeness and eligibility. Qualifying applications will then be evaluated by the County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), which will make funding recommendations to the County. The Board of County Commissioners will make the final decision on approval and funding levels. Staff will then consult with applicants of approved projects to develop contracts. When both the applicant and the County sign the contract, staff will notify sponsors to proceed.
It is very important that applicants are aware of the following.
- All contracts are reimbursement-based, i.e. the applicant must expend funds on approved items and then seek reimbursement under terms of the governing contract.
- No costs incurred prior to the county’s signing of a contract for an approved project can be reimbursed.
- Only after a contract is issued is a project applicant authorized to begin incurring reimbursable costs.
For more information, visit Cowlitz County.