The 2018 Application process is now open!
The City of Auburn provides grant funding for the promotion of events and activities that encourage, welcome, and entertain tourists and visitors. The grants are funded through local and state Hotel Motel Excise Tax collected on accommodations within the City of Auburn. Grants are awarded annually by the City Council based on the recommendations of the Auburn Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
The Auburn LTAC is currently accepting applications for 2018 grant funding. Applications will be due no later than 4:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2017. Grant recipients will be announced in February 2018.
For questions regarding the 2018 LTAC grant requirements and process or to request an application please contact Lorraine Chachere, Tourism Coordinator at (253) 876–1978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Program
The funding is allocated to activities that promote tourism to generate overnight guests to Auburn.
Activities which will be considered for funding for activities, operations and expenditures designed to increase tourism. Specifically, lodging tax grants can be used for marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.
The expected outcome of such activities would be to increase economic activity during the funding year and subsequent years by increasing the number of guests lodged in the area, additional meals, shopping at local retail businesses, and the availability and accessibility of tourism related facilities.
All recipients of lodging tax revenue, regardless of what the revenue is to be used for, must submit a report to the municipality describing the actual number of travelers generated. These reports are due a week after the event or activity to be eligible for reimbursement.
Eligibility - Who May Apply?
The LTAC grant application for 2018 funding is now available. The submission deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm.