Apply for Kirkland lodging tax funding by Aug. 30

The city of Kirkland seeks applications by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 for proposed special events and festivals to be held next year in Kirkland.

  • Friday, July 26, 2013 3:12pm
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The city of Kirkland seeks applications by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 for proposed special events and festivals to be held next year in Kirkland.

The city’s Tourism Program is hosting an application workshop designed to assist applicants in understanding funding requirements to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Kirkland City Hall, Peter Kirk Room, 123 Fifth Ave. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

The city’s tourism funds will be awarded for the marketing or operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists to Kirkland.

The grant application form is available online at www.kirklandwa.gov or by contacting Philly Hoshko at phoshko@kirklandwa.gov or (425) 587-3013.Kirkland’s Tourism Program has been in operation since 2002.

During that time, more than $350,000 has been granted to tourism events and programs. The Kirkland Tourism Development Committee has made up to $50,000 available for 2014.

State law provides authority for cities to adopt a lodging tax of up to 4 percent of lodging charges made by hotels and motels. The city of Kirkland has adopted a 1 percent lodging tax rate and may invest these revenues into events that attract visitors to Kirkland.


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