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Bid Title: 2020 Event LTAC RFP
Category: Economic Development
Status: Open

Description:

The 2020 Lodging Tax Event Grant Application is now available for Port Angeles Community events intending to attract visitors from outside the North Olympic Peninsula Region. The application is intended to ensure that the revenue created by the City’s lodging tax is administered in a way that will generate the most benefit to local businesses and lodging facilities. Please note that there have been some changes to the application and scoring criteria this year.

On August 21st, 2018 the City Council passed a resolution of guided policy for the administration of the Lodging Tax Fund, including the following specific direction for allocation of Event Grants:

  • In determining the recipients and amounts of event grants, priority shall be given to events held Mid-October through Mid-May. The Lodging Tax Committee is expected to consider this time-frame relative to the percentage of grants awarded and dollars received.
  • For events receiving grants of lodging tax funds, in addition to the funds awarded to support the event, additional funds shall be allocated for City right-of-way, traffic control, and utility expenses in conjunction with events receiving awards.

The policies strive to incentivize and place more emphasis supporting new events, and events occurring outside the peak tourist season (Mid-October through Mid-May). Those events located outside the Mid-May to Mid-October peak tourist season will be given funding priority through the grant scoring criteria. Overall focus for your application is on demonstrating positive lodging impacts. Funding may be used for the marketing and operations of an event. Funding will not be allocated for the purchase of equipment or the improvement of property.

For more information, please see the Event Grant Guidelines, or visit the Lodging Tax Fund Page.


Publication Date/Time:
11/4/2019 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
11/15/2019 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
submit to bbraudrick@cityofpa.us
Qualifications:
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will review all applications and provide scoring based on the following criteria:
1. Demonstrates a high potential, or a proven track record, to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within the City. (30 pts.)
2. Occurs within the non-demand periods of the year. (20pts.)
3. Overall tourism impact to the City/Region. (15 pts.)
4. Demonstrates high value to community (cost/anticipated local revenue and tax generation. (15 pts.)
5. Achieves the LTAC priorities. (15 pts.)
6. Age of event (1 year = 5 pts, 1-2 years = 4 pts, etc.) (5 pts.)
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