City accepting 2018 tourism promotiom grant applications

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

July 06, 2017 - by Shannon Taysi, Program Specialist

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday September 8, 2017. The grant is a competitive process and applications are available on the City website at

This will be the second year the City is offering a Start-Up Grant opportunity for those events, programs or projects that are under three years old in addition to the Standard Grant application.

In 2017, the City awarded 25 competitive grants totaling $171,700.  Programs and events included Dyrland Productions, Kuntz Community Arts, Fairhaven Historic Association and Downtown Bellingham Partnership.  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 and Community Development


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