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2017 tourism marketing support program

Up to $150,000 available to organizations across the state

The tourism marketing support program was created to increase use of Port of Seattle facilities and to enhance our region’s appeal as a tourist destination through promotion of tourist options for visitors who use Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Port cruise terminals or marinas.

The program is available to non-profit organizations in which the primary goal is to attract visitors for Washington State through tourism promotion including destination marketing organizations such as:

  • Chambers of Commerce;
  • Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and regional tourism organizations;
  • government entities such as counties, cities, port districts, Native American nations, or state/federal agencies; and
  • non-profit organizations focusing on events or activities that attract visitors.

Applications and proposals for the 2017 program are due by 2 p.m. February 22, 2017. The maximum fund request from an organization is $10,000.

How to apply for the tourism marketing support program

Please read the following steps thoroughly before you apply.

Application documents and submittal
There are four documents available to help you submit the best application possible:
  • Application form and proposal requirements
  • Instructions
  • FAQs
  • Agreement
Access the documents:
  • Go to: to download the documents
  • Select “Solicitations” located on upper left
  • Enter 17-01 in the "Procurement Number" field
  • Select title, below (general description)
  • To view all application documents, click on “View details”
Submit completed application form and proposal (4-page maximum) by 2 p.m. on February 22, 2017
Submit Proposal
How to submit questions and receive communication updates
First, you'll need to register:
  1. Go to
  2. Select “Register Yourself.” Once you confirm your email via a link that you’ll receive, log on to “Register with your Company”
  3. Complete new company information form – Save.
  4. Once you receive an emailed approved confirmation, you may proceed to join the Plan Holders list for communication updates and/or ask questions.
Then become a plan holder and submit questions:
  1. Log in to PRMS:
  2. Click on “Solicitations” located on upper left
  3. Enter 17-01 in the “Procurement Number” field
  4. Select title, below (general description)
  5. To become a Plan Holder and receive notifications of changes, click the Plan Holders tab, then click “Change your plan holder registration.”
  6. To ask questions, click the Questions tab, then click “Ask a Question.”

Watch three short videos about recipient organizations that successfully put the funds from the Tourism Marketing Support program to work in 2016:


Video gallery

Mary Angelo



Match Funding supports Port of Seattle facilities such as cruise terminals! Read the 2016 Tourism Marketing Support Program for more information!