Non-profits operating events or installations that attract tourism to Gig Harbor are invited to apply for new lodging tax grants.

Applications are due by March 31 at 5 p.m. Events will need to happen within the 2021 calendar year. A total grant amount of $50,000 will be available, with a maximum award of $20,000 per application.

Funding for this program comes from the City of Gig Harbor Lodging Tax Fund, which receives a percentage of hotel/motel taxes from lodging establishments inside the city limits. The City collects a tax on charges for overnight lodging. These funds are distributed by the Department of Revenue back to the City of Gig Harbor for the funding of tourism-related capital facilities, non-event operations, and event marketing and operations.

Grants can be used for:

  • Tourism promotion/marketing;
  • Operation of a tourism promotion agency;
  • Operation of a tourism-related facility owned or operated or non-profit organization; and
  • Operation and/or capital costs of a tourism-related facility owned by a municipality.

Click here for more information and to apply.