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Bid Title: 2020 Non-Event LTAC RFP
Category: Economic Development
Status: Closed


2020 Non-Event Lodging Tax funding requests are now being accepted by the City of Port Angeles.

Applications for Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding are due  5:00 pm, November 15, 2019 at the Community and Economic Development Office in City Hall.

Application Requirements

For Application Requirements, please see Application Guidelines or visit the Lodging Tax Page.

What is the Lodging Excise Tax Fund?

Funding for this program comes from the Port Angeles Lodging Tax Fund which receives a percentage of hotel/motel taxes from lodging establishments inside the city limits. The City collects a tax on charges for overnight lodging. These funds are distributed by the Department of Revenue back to Port Angeles for the funding of tourism related capital facilities, non-event operations, and event marketing and operations. Event marketing and operations has a separate application process once the City Council has approved the budget allocation for events in 2020.

This application is for Tourism Related Capital Facilities and Non-Event Operations

What can be funded with Lodging Tax Revenue for Capital Facilities and Non-Event Operations?

Lodging taxes can be used for:

  • Tourism marketing;
  • Operations of tourism-related facilities owned or operated by nonprofit organizations; and
  • Capital expenditures of tourism related facilities owned by the City of Port Angeles.

Publication Date/Time:
11/18/2019 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
11/20/2019 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
submit to
Contact Person:
City of Port Angeles Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
c/o Ben Braudrick, Community and Economic Development Department
321 East 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
City Hall Street Address: 321 E. Fifth Street, Port Angeles
Selection and Award Process
Funding of the program and specific awards are dependent on recommendations of the City's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The LTAC will receive all applications and recommend a list of candidates and funding levels that will be forwarded to the Port Angeles City Council for final determination. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The LTAC will review, score, and provide a recommendation based upon City Council guided Lodging Tax Fund policies. The weighted scoring system is based on the following criteria:

1. Overall tourism impact to the City/Region. (30 pts.)
2. Demonstrates a high potential, or a proven track record, to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within the City. (25 pts)
3. Achieves the LTAC priorities. (20 pts.)
4. Demonstrates high value to community (cost/ anticipated local revenue and tax generation). (20 pts.)
5. Strong relationship to support activity within the non- demand periods of the year. (5 pts.)

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