The City of Bothell Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) accepts applications from any public or private entity that can demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposed project. Examples of eligible organizations include, but are not limited to, cultural, historical, educational, community, sports, entertainment, museums, galleries, chamber of commerce, and visitor information bureaus.
This program is funded through the city share of state tax on lodging rentals (hotels/motels) with program funding and specific grant awards dependent on recommendations of the LTAC.
The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 67.28.080 provides authority for cities to adopt a lodging tax. The City of Bothell has adopted a 1% lodging tax rate and may invest these revenues into events or programs that attract visitors to Bothell.
LTAC is awarding up to $50,000 for 2017 and 2018. These funds will be used for events/activities designed to attract tourists to Bothell. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis using the below outlined requirements, evaluations, and criteria.
The City Manager’s Office provides administrative support to the applicant. Please contact DeNae McGee, Tourism and Events Coordinator, at 425-806-6143 for any questions or assistance about the guidelines or application.
Awards are typically up to $10,000 and the amount granted may not be the exact amount requested.