The purpose of the Tourism Promotion
Fund is to promote eligible tourism and cultural activities within the City
of Bellingham. Eligibility is broadly defined to encourage wide
participation and innovative proposals.
Activities funded through the Tourism Promotion Fund increase economic
activity by bringing tourists to Bellingham. A “tourist” is defined as a
person who travels from a place of residence to a different town, city,
county, state, or country, for purposes of business, pleasure, recreation,
education, arts, heritage, or culture.
This fund is supported by the City's share of sales taxes collected on
overnight stays within the city limits (lodging tax). Recommendations on use
of the funds are developed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a
sub-committee of the
2020 Tourism Grants
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019. The grant is a competitive process and applications are available on the City's website at www.cob.org/tourismgrants.
Tourism Grant Program Awardees
If you have questions, please contact Shannon Taysi, Program
Administration Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org in the
Planning and Community Development main