Each year the City of Richland receives funds from the room tax imposed upon hotels and motels located within the City. These funds can be retained by the City or can be expended for a narrow range of projects and activities established by State law. Also referred to as Lodging Tax, these funds are distributed to eligible projects and events located within the City of Richland on an annual basis.
Applications are typically accepted in the Fall of each year for the following year's events. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff were forced to postpone solicitations for 2021 events/projects until now.
To be considered for funding, proposals must meet criteria as established in State law (RCW 67.28.1815) “…used solely for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of tourism promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities, or operation of tourism-related facilities…”
For more information visit www.ci.richland.wa.us/hotelmotel or call 509-942-7730.
The deadline to apply is March 12, 2021.
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