Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Press Release: Applications being accepted for fall Tourism Enhancement Grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2008

MEDIA CONTACT
Lillian Yeh
Economic Development Assistant
253.835.2501 or lillian.yeh@cityoffederalway.com

Applications being accepted for fall Tourism Enhancement Grants

Would you like to showcase your organization and events that are aimed at increasing tourism and overnight stays in Federal Way? The City wants to help you do just that, and is offering assistance through the Tourism Enhancement Grant (TEG) program.

TEG is a competitive grant program that supports cultural, arts, sports and community events that will occur in the Federal Way area. This is the second of two rounds during 2008.

Approximately $50,000 was available for the entire year, with $24,000 already awarded in the spring cycle, leaving $26,000 available. There is no cap on individual grant requests. Funds will be awarded according to the selection criteria.

The following conditions apply:

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profit 501(c) organizations or municipal organizations of the State of Washington.
  • Eligible events: All eligible organizations that plan, sponsor or host amateur sporting, arts/cultural events, membership meetings, trainings and conferences, or other events that will bring participants from outside the greater Puget Sound area to Federal Way.
  • Eligible costs: The grant can only be used for securing, marketing, promotion and advertising of eligible events. Grants cannot cover entry fees, travel, salaries, material items, facility upgrades, capital campaigns or operating expenses.
Organizations and events that have been funded in the past include:
  • USSSA Men’s Softball Championship Tournament
  • Writers Conference at Dumas Bay – Federal Way Arts Commission
  • Federal Way United Blast-Off – Soccer Club
  • Federal Way Symphony Summer Pops Concert
  • Amateur Softball Association – Girls Fastpitch National Championship Team
  • Pacific Northwest Association of Master Swimmers
  • Rhododendron Species Foundation Band Concert
  • Centerstage Theatre production of “Cinderella”
Applications are due Sept. 1, 2008. Grants will be awarded by November 2008.

Download an application at www.cityoffederalway.com, or pick one up at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S. To request an application via mail, call 253.835-2501, or e-mail lillian.yeh@cityofcityfederalway.com.
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