From promoting tourism to related capital projects, applications are being accepted now for Lodging Tax funds.
Washington state allows cities and counties to collect a Lodging Tax on hotels on motels for stays of less than 30 consecutive days. Cities and counties can then create advisory committee’s to oversee those dollars and disperse them for the purposes of promoting tourism or creating capital projects to support the tourism industry. Individuals and organizations can now submit applications for Chelan County Lodging Tax grants for 2020, said Chelan County Administrator Cathy Mulhall.
Mulhall said this year they’ve added a capital component to the program with $500,000 available for municipalities for construction of tourism related facilities and $250,000 for tourism promotion and events. Applications are due Oct. 31.
More information on the Chelan County Lodging Tax grants can be found online at co.chelan.wa.us.