PRESS RELEASE: Special Event Grants Now Available

Press Release

Special Event Grants Now Available

October 1, 2019

Lisa Maher
Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for its 2020 Special Event Grants, provided through Redmond’s Tourism Promotion Program. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, October 31, at 5 p.m. The goal of Redmond's Tourism Promotion Program is to attract visitors, especially overnight visitors, to Redmond. Grant applicants may be cultural, historical, educational, sports, or community organizations coordinating events and tournaments that bring visitors to Redmond. 

The grants are available to help fund projects that bring visitors to Redmond and stimulate our local economy. They are paid for by a portion of the one percent sales tax collected on hotel rooms located in Redmond. Grants may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the project.

The Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will evaluate qualifying applications on a competitive basis, using the official tourism promotion funding criteria, and will forward recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for approval. City Council will award the grants in January 2020. 

For more information, please email Megan Worzella, Tourism Program Administrator, at Applications are available through the City of Redmond’s website

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on