City accepting 2017 tourism promotion grant applications

This program is designed to fund the marketing and promotion of projects or events that bring tourists to Bellingham.

July 18, 2016 - by Shannon Taysi, Program Specialist

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday September 9, 2016. The grant is a competitive process and applications are available in the Planning and Community Development Department at Bellingham City Hall or on the City website at

This year the City is offering a Start-Up Grant opportunity for those events, program or projects that are under three years old in addition to the standard grant application. 

In 2016, the City awarded 25 competitive grants totaling $196,150.  Programs and events included Bellingham Repertory Theater, Tree Critter Productions, 5Point Films and Sustainable Connections.  Special consideration will be given to events that occur during the off-season (between October and May) and / or by partnering with other agencies or events to reduce duplication of activities. Complete program eligibility requirements are included in the application packet.

Questions regarding this grant program should be directed to Shannon Taysi, Planning & Community Development, at or 778-8360.

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Shannon Taysi
Program Specialist
Planning & Community Development

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