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Posted on: July 26, 2018

City Seeks Proposals for Projects to Support Tourism

The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking proposals for 2019 tourism projects. Proposals will be reviewed by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) and selected projects will be supported with funding from the City’s Civic Improvement Fund. 


Proposals must be for tourism marketing projects, marketing and operations of special events or festivals, the operation of eligible tourism-related facilities, or capital expenses for an eligible tourism-related facility. Civic Improvement Funds may be used to create new tourism promotion programs or to support or enhance existing programs.


For 2019, there is approximately $260,000 in Civic Improvement Funds available for distribution to support selected projects. Proposals should be emailed to cityadmin@bainbridgewa.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. The Request for Proposals (RFP) and a list of previously funded projects can be found at: http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/236/Lodging-Tax-Advisory-Committee.  


Applicants may seek a minimum award of $2,000 and a maximum award of $130,000 (to reflect 50% of total available funds). Successful applicants will be required to enter into a professional services agreement with the City to provide the services or products outlined in their proposals.   


Proposals will be provided to LTAC for review and comment. The LTAC will provide its recommendation to the City Council for a final funding decision.  


For any questions about the application process, please contact Executive Assistant Roz Lassoff at 206.842.2545 or rlassoff@bainbridgewa.gov.

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