Press Release
Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kittitas County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, and Kittitas County Board of Team Up to Provide Micro-Grant Opportunity

Kittitas County, WA - 04/16/2019 - In 2019, there is a new opportunity for micro-grants in Kittitas County!

This grant is funded through Kittitas County lodging tax funds and is administered through the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Many of the questions are essay-style and set up in an abbreviated format for smaller grant requests of $1,000 or less. Commissioner Laura Osiadacz stated, “Shortly after becoming chair of the Kittitas County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, it became apparent we were missing an important group that was not applying for lodging tax funds. The consolidated process is open to any entity, but is lengthy which is appropriate when applicants are requesting $5,000 to $20,000.  However, organizations requesting amounts as small as $500 with limited resources have indicated the process was too time intensive to make it worthwhile for them to apply. We hope this new opportunity will open the door for some of our smaller organizations to receive funds to assist with their efforts.”

Potential uses for these funds are for advertising purposes including print, electronic advertising, publications, web advertising, and marketing collateral. Organizations that apply should support projects that align with increasing non-resident visitor expenditures in Kittitas County. Amy McGuffin, CEO of Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce stated, “We are excited to work with the County in this opportunity.  Our role is to work with entities in the areas of marketing, promotion, and grant writing.  The hope is that we can help them now with their needs as they are, and then successfully progress into the consolidated process- a win-win situation.” For additional information and a copy of the application form and guidelines please call the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at: 509.925.2002.

 

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at: 509.925.2002.