Applicants Sought For 2022 Lodging Tax Grants

Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:37 a.m.

The City of Spokane’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is seeking applications for 2022 lodging tax grants.  Grant funds totaling $256,396 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.

“I’m excited that as our community emerges from the challenges that COVID-19 has brought on our local economy, the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is able to offer grants to help bring back more great events that will not only produce jobs but bring families back to enjoy everything Spokane has to offer,” says LTAC Chair and Councilmember Betsy Wilkerson

Applications are due by Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. to Mark Carlos at or sent to 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane WA 99201.  The committee will consider applications and is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council in November.

Grant applications will be evaluated based on several 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 Gathering at the Falls 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 can be found on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee page at 


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