Tourism / Economic Development Grant

Lodging Tax – What Can it Fund?

Authorized uses of lodging tax can be found within RCW 67.28.1816 on the Revised Code of Washington website.

Lodging taxes can be used for:

  • Tourism marketing
  • Marketing and operations of special events and festivals
  • Operations of tourism-related facilities owned by non-profit organizations
  • Operations and capital expenditures of tourism related facilities owned by municipalities

Application Availability & Deadline

The City of Arlington is accepting applications from public and non-profit agencies for projects that promote economic development and tourism in the City.

Completed applications are due on October 2, 2018.

Application Review Schedule

Each proposal submitted will be considered by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) for recommendation to the City Council for final decision. The committee shall have the authority to negotiate concerning the content of any applicant’s proposal. The review and award schedule is tentatively as follows:

  • Applicant Training: August 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Arlington City Council Chambers
  • Application Period Opens: August 31, 2018
  • Application Due Date: October 2, 2018
  • LTAC Initial Review Period: October 9 - 26, 2018
  • Joint Meeting with LTAC / City Council: October 23, 2017
  • Applicant Interviews: November 7, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Arlington City Hall
  • LTAC Review Period: November 7 – 20, 2017
  • Recommendation to Council: December 10, 2018
  • Council Action: December 17, 2018
  • Contracts Mailed to Successful Applicants: December 18 – 21, 2018