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City accepting applications for fall tourism enhancement grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2010

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

City accepting applications for fall tourism enhancement grants

Not-for-profit organizations that want to increase tourism and overnight stays in Federal Way can get a little financial help from the City of Federal Way.

Applications for the City’s Tourism Enhancement Grant (TEG) program are due Sept. 30.

Applicants will be invited to a committee review in October and grants will be awarded by December.

TEG supports the promotion of cultural, arts, sports and community events that occur in the Federal Way area. This is the second of two rounds of grants for 2010, with approximately $22,000 available after the spring award cycle. There is no cap on individual grant requests.

Funds will be awarded based on the following:

  • Eligible organizations: Non-profit 501(c) organizations or municipal organizations of the State of Washington that plan, sponsor or host eligible events.
  • Eligible events: Amateur sporting, arts/cultural events, membership meetings, trainings and conferences, or other events that will bring participants to Federal Way.
  • Eligible costs: Grants can be used for securing, marketing, promoting and advertising eligible events. Grants cannot cover entry fees, travel, salaries, material items, facility upgrades, capital campaigns or operating expenses.

Organizations and events that were funded in the spring cycle of 2010 include the Federal Way Symphony, USSSA Men’s Softball championship tournament, CenterStage Theatre’s productions of “Ain’t Misbehaving,” Sudden Impact Invitational Girls Fastpitch Tournament and the Twin Lakes Women’s Golf Tournament.

Download an application by visiting www.cityoffederalway.com/Page.aspx?page=357 and clicking on “2010 Tourism Enhancement Grant Packet” near the bottom of the page. Applications also are available at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S.; or by contacting Lillian Yeh, Federal Way economic development coordinator, 253.835-2501 or lillian.yeh@cityofcityfederalway.com.
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