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Tourism Promotion Grant

  1. Type of Organization*
  2. Service Category (Check All That Apply)
  3. Section I - General Information
  4. Is this a new Activity?*
  5. Are you requesting/using other City funds for this Activity?*
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  7. Does your organization have a current City of East Wenatchee Business License?*
    Note: A grant recipient must obtain a business license. Business license information can be found on the City's website under the Business tab on its homepage.
  8. Section II - Projected Tourism Benefit
  9. RCW 67.28 provides authority for cities and counties to use lodging tax for tourism promotion to attract visitors and encourage tourism expansion. State law also details certain reporting requirements for jurisdictions that levy a lodging tax. Each agency awarded East Wenatchee lodging tax funds will be required to submit a Tourism Funding Expenditure Report Worksheet to the City with detailed actual information at the conclusion of their tourism promotion activities. Provide an estimated number of participants, who will attend your Activity, in each of the following categories:
  10. Section III - Evaluation Criteria
  11. State law defines Tourism Promotion as: “Activities 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 marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.”
  12. Tourism Promotion Funding Criteria (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  13. Benefit to the Community (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  14. Innovation (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  15. Community Support (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  16. Evidence of Partnerships (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  17. Funding Sources (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  18. Previous & Replacement Funding (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  19. Scale of Project (Check All Boxes That Apply)
  20. Section IV - Signature of Applicant
  21. I attest the information in this application is accurate, that I am an agent authorized to represent the Organization and I understand the funds requested, if granted, will go to the Organization. I have contacted the City of East Wenatchee and will meet all necessary requirements including, but not limited to, insurance, business licensing, permitting and state reporting requirements. If my activity is funded, I agree to use the approved East Wenatchee logo in all promotional material. I understand the Washington State limitations placed on use of the Lodging Taxes, and certify that the requested funds will be used only for purposes described in this application or as approved by the City of East Wenatchee. I understand use of funds is subject to audit by the State of Washington. I acknowledge that all of the contents of this application are subject to disclosure under the Washington State Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, and that the application will be discussed in meetings of the East Wenatchee Events Board, which acts as the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, that are open to the public under RCW 42.30.
  22. I understand:
    I am proposing a tourism-related service. If awarded, my organization will enter into a Municipal Services Contract with the City and will provide liability insurance for the duration of the Contract. The insurance will name the City as an additional insured and in the policy will be in an amount to be determined by the City of East Wenatchee. The City of East Wenatchee will only reimburse those costs actually incurred by my organization/agency. Reimbursement only occurs after the service is rendered and after I submit a signed Request for Reimbursement form to the City of East Wenatchee. I will include copies of invoices and payment documentation with the Request. My organization/agency will submit a report documenting the economic impact results in a format determined by the City of East Wenatchee.
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