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City seeks applicants for hotel-motel tax tourism grants

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville is now accepting applications for its Hotel-Motel Tax Grant Program.

The grants help fund projects that stimulate tourism in Marysville and are paid for by a portion of the 1 percent sales tax on hotel and motel rooms located in Marysville. Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to supply at least 25 percent of the total project cost.

The program is open to applicants from any qualified nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated an ability to accomplish the proposed projects. Agencies such as historical societies, art groups, chambers of commerce, youth activity organizations and service clubs are general examples of eligible groups, a number of which have received grant funding for their tourism-related projects, promotion and marketing. Pursuant to chapter 67.28 of the Revised Code of Washington, projects must comply with state statutes governing use of the tax funds.

To obtain a copy of the Marysville Hotel-Motel Tax Policy packet, which includes information about project availability, procedures and application forms, please visit the City Information and Records tab on the city of Marysville Web site, at http://marysvillewa.gov, or contact the City Clerk’s Office, either in person or by mail at the Marysville City Hall on 1049 State Ave., or by phone at 360-363-8000.

Applications are reviewed by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund Committee. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. on May 1. Applications received after this time may not be eligible for funding.

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