The City of Bellingham is accepting applications for the 2013 tourism promotion grant program.
This program is designed to fund the marketing and promotion of projects or events that bring tourists to Bellingham, according to news release from the city.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday Sept. 21. Grant recipients are chosen through a competitive process. Applications are available in the Planning & Community Development Department at Bellingham City Hall or on the city website (link)
Tourism promotion grants for 2012 totaled $988,500, funding 26 local organizations that advertised and marketed Bellingham events to attract tourists. Special consideration will be given to events that occur during the off-season (between October and May) and/or in partnership with other agencies or events to reduce duplication of activities. Complete program eligibility requirements are included in the application packet.
Questions regarding this grant program should be directed to Shannon Taysi, Planning & Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-778-8360.