Monday, March 21, 2011

RELEASE: City accepting applications for spring tourism enhancement grants

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Not-for-profit organizations planning to hold an event that will 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 March 31st.

Applicants will be invited to a committee review in April, and grants will be awarded by June. TEG supports the promotion of cultural, arts, sports, and community events that will occur in the Federal Way area. This is the first of two rounds of grants during 2011, with approximately $40,000 available for this year. 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 fall cycle of 2010 include Federal Way Symphony’s Season Finales; CenterStage Theatre’s production of “Sleeping Beauty”, Flying AJ’s Track Club Hershey’s State Track Meet; and the Pacific Northwest Association of Synchronized Swimming’s 2011 eSynchro Age Group Championships.

Download an application by visiting http://bit.ly/FWTEG and clicking on the “2011 Tourism Enhancement Grant Packet” near the bottom of the page. Applications also are available at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South by contacting Administrative Assistant II Tina Piety, at 253.835-2601, or tina.piety@cityoffederalway.com.

The TEG review committee will meet in April at City Hall. Confirmation letters will be sent assigning time slots for the committee’s review and discussion of applications, and the city recommends that each organization send a representative to the meeting.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT:  Tina Piety; Administrative Assistant II -- 253.835.2601 or tina.piety@cityoffederalway.com  

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