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Special Event Grants

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  • Budget: minimum award amount of $1,000

The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for its 2020 Special Event Grants, provided through its Tourism Promotion Program. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, October 31, at 5 p.m.

The goal of Redmond’s Tourism Promotion Program is to attract visitors, especially overnight visitors, to Redmond. Grant applicants may be cultural, historical, educational, sports, or community organizations coordinating events and tournaments that bring visitors to Redmond.

The grants are available to help fund projects that drive visitors and stimulation of our local economy in Redmond, and are paid for by a portion of the one percent sales tax collected on hotel rooms located in Redmond.

Grants may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the project, and will be awarded at a $1,000 minimum.

The Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will evaluate qualifying applications on a competitive basis, using the official tourism promotion funding criteria, and will forward recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for approval. City Council will award the grants in January 2020.

Each applicant will define the service to be provided or the project to be implemented.
The project must comply with state statutes and City ordinances governing the use of Tourism Promotion Program funds.
The applicant must also indicate:
– How any monies received will result in increases in the number of people traveling for business or pleasure on a trip
– How it will carry out the project
– How it will account for the expenditure of program funds

More Information: www.redmond.gov