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Posted on: April 27, 2021

The City of Sequim Announces New Round of Tourism Sustainability Grants

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The Sequim City Council approved the use of $50,000 of the City of Sequim Lodging Tax Funds for a new round of Tourism Sustainability Grants.  Non-profit tourism related organizations within the Sequim School District boundaries are eligible to apply.  The intent of the grant is to assist organizations with funding that is essential to the on-going operations of facilities owned by the organization or to help cover the additional expenses of adapting their organization or event to adhere to the guidelines required by the State of Washington and Clallam County Health to meet the standards for public health.  The grants will be awarded up to $5,000 per organization.

Lodging Tax is a restricted fund and may only be used for the specific purposes of:

1)    Tourism marketing;

2)    The marketing and operations of special events and festivals to attract tourists;

3)    Supporting the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or public facilities district;

4)    Supporting the operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by non-profit organizations.

Applicants will need to indicate which of these criteria their use of the funds will meet.

Application Window

Applications are due to the City of Sequim by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24. The applications will be reviewed by the Sequim Lodging Tax Advisory Committee at their quarterly meeting on June 2 and recommendations will be made for approval to the Sequim City Council at their June 14 meeting.

Application and guidelines are available here.  Please submit applications by email to bhanna@sequimwa.gov or by regular mail to Communications and Marketing Director Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim, 152 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382.

Please contact Communications and Marketing Director Barbara Hanna at (360) 681-3422 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov with questions.