Applicants sought for 2014 lodging tax grants

Ben Stuckart, Office of the City Council, 509.625.6255

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:10 p.m.

The City of Spokane's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is seeking applications for 2014 lodging tax grants. Grant funds totaling $100,000 are to be divided among projects that promote eligible tourism and cultural activities in the City of Spokane. The grant money comes from the City's share of taxes on overnight stays within the City limits.

Applications are due by Monday, October 14, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Office of the Spokane City Council, 7th Floor, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The committee will consider applications in mid-October and is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council later that month.

Grant applications will be evaluated based on a number of criteria, including the:

  • Project's ability to generate new hotel/motel stays
  • Community economic impact resulting from tourism
  • Potential for long-term impact (such as Bloomsday or Hoopfest)
  • Coordination with community organizations, hotels/motels and other regional entities

Lodging tax funds will not be granted for capital or construction projects.

The grant application and grant notification information are attached. You can also visit our web site at to obtain the necessary documents.