Port Angeles’s Lodging Tax Fund is the primary source of City funding for activities, operations, and expenditures designed to increase tourism. The City does not make any multi-year commitments for tourism promotion services. However, service providers are not limited or prohibited from making annual requests of the same nature or subsequent phase.
The City intends to maintain a reserve in the Fund and will assess on an annual basis how much of the Fund to appropriate in a given year. The Port Angeles City Council has created a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to conduct an annual process to solicit and recommend Lodging Tax funded services for City Council consideration. The City of Port Angeles will only consider proposals for use of the Lodging Tax Fund from public and non-profit agencies. Annual Event Grants.
Who May Apply?
The 2023 Non-Event Lodging Tax funding program is open to non-profit tourism organizations with the demonstrated ability to achieve tourism goals as outlined below. Event grant applicants may be for profit entities.
- Increase hotel occupancy in Port Angeles by creating overnight stays.
- Increase overnight stays during the off season.
- Provide visitor attractions and/or promote the area’s existing attractions.
- Attract more businesses to Port Angeles and thereby generate additional business for hotels and motels.
As a result of State Legislative changes made in the 2013 session, all applications must include estimates of how funding the activity will result in increases to people staying overnight, travelling 50 miles or more, or coming from another state or country. To ensure this data is collected, the City is now required to have applicants provide additional information in the lodging tax application.
The LTAC approved the following budget amounts on September 15, 2022
|Tourism Related Capital Facilities||$165,000|
|Tourism Marketing ||$191,000|
|Tourism-related operations (available) ||$117,100|
|Tourism-related operations (fixed)||$176,800|
|Event Grants||$ 76,000|
|Committee Priorities||$ 38,200|
LTAX Fund Page
LTAC Vision Goals, and Priorities