Federal Way offers Tourism Enhancement Grants

Mirror staff reports:

Nonprofit organizations with events or projects that will increase tourism in Federal Way can apply for a Tourism Enhancement Grant.

Applications are due Sept. 30 and grants will be awarded by November. Contact (253) 835-2601 or

The Tourism Enhancement Grant program supports the promotion of cultural, arts, sports and community events, as well as nonevent programs that will enhance tourism activities in Federal Way. This is the second of two rounds of grants during 2012, with approximately $9,000 available this round.

Organizations and events that were funded in the 2012 spring cycle are Federal Way Symphony’s Holiday Concert, Centerstage Theatre’s production of “The Who’s Tommy,” Sudden Impact Girls Fastpitch Tournament, and the Washington State Slavic Center Winter’s Night.

Funds will be awarded based on the following:

• Eligible organizations: A non-profit organization 501(c) organization, or Washington municipal organization that plans, sponsors, or hosts eligible events or nonevent programs.

• Eligible activities:  Amateur sporting, arts/cultural events, membership meetings, trainings, exhibitions, and conferences, or other events that will bring participants to Federal Way. In addition, nonevent programs that enhance tourism activities are eligible.

• Eligible costs: Grants can be used for securing, marketing, and producing eligible activities (events and nonevent programs).


To learn more about tourism's effect on Federal Way's economy, click here.

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