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Renton's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is seeking applications for 2016 lodging tax grants

October 13, 2015
For more information contact:


Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569
Cliff Long, Economic Development Director, 425-430-6591

Renton, WA: The City of Renton’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is now accepting grant applications for 2016 funding of projects that enhance tourism and visitors in Renton. These grants are available to convention and visitors’ bureaus, destination marketing organizations, non-profits such as chambers of commerce and lodging associations, and municipalities to support tourism marketing and operations in Renton.

The funding for these grants is the city's share of taxes collected on overnight stays at hotels and motels within the city. Renton City Council has appointed a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) and tasked it with distributing these funds. Members of this committee include representatives of the City of Renton, Renton Chamber of Commerce and local hotels.

Grants applications can be submitted for any of the following types of activities or projects:

  • Tourism promotion and marketing
  • Marketing and operations of a special event or festival designed to attract tourists
  • Operation of a tourism promotion agency
  • Operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by a municipality or a public facilities district

A workshop for interested applicants has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 at 3:30pm, in the 7th Floor Conferencing Center at Renton City Hall. Copies of the application and related materials are available online at: rentonwa.gov/lodgingtax or by contacting Cliff Long, Economic Development Director for the City of Renton, at 425-430-6591.

Please submit original and one electronic copy of the application to
City of Renton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
c/o Cliff Long, Economic Development Director
1055 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
Email: clong@rentonwa.gov.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm, November 20, 2015.

Please note the following timeline and deadlines for the 2016 lodging tax grants.

  October 28, 2015, 3:30 pm   Lodging Tax Grant workshop, Renton City Hall
  November 20, 2015, 5:00 pm   Applications due
  November 23, 2015   LTAC receives applications for review
  December 4, 2015   LTAC interviews applicants
  January 2016   LTAC recommends funding list to City Council for approval


For more information, please contact: Cliff Long at 425-430-6591 or clong@rentonwa.gov. Lodging tax funds will not be granted for capital or construction projects.