In keeping with the Port's Century Agenda Strategic Objectives to "Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway," Tourism Development's focus is to increase the economic development of the region.
Now in its fourth year, the Tourism Marketing Support Program offers applicants a partnering opportunity to promote their Washington state destination to out-of-state visitors while promoting the use of Port facilities; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise terminals, and recreational marinas.
The match fund program will offer a 2019 total of $200,000 to organizations whose selected proposed projects meet specific requirements. $50,000 of the Port of Seattle funding must be identified specifically to assist organizations in the development and growth of culture, eco/sustainable, and/or adventure/nature tourism. Local communities, destination marketing organizations, ports, chambers of commerce, tribal organizations and non-profits within Washington state are encouraged to apply.
- The program provides match funding support to each awardee of up to $10,000.
- The Port funds must be used for advertising, publicizing, promoting or distributing information to attract out-of-state visitors to the Washington state destination.
- The program requires a two to one match. In order to receive two dollars from the Port, for example, the awardee must submit documentation for a one dollar contribution to the effort.
Watch for the next application opportunity on/about December, 2019!