Application Requirements

The project applications are due the 1st of each month, and must address the following specific areas:


Each applicant will concisely define the service to be provided and to demonstrate how it will do so. The project will be in compliance with state statutes and County ordinances governing the use of Tourism Promotion Area Funds, and will support the strategies in the 2010 Strategic Tourism Plan Update.

Project Summary

The applicant will submit a scope of work, which describes the project in detail. Special consideration will be given to projects that result in overnight stays to the County off-season: January to May and September to December.

Promotion & Marketing Plan

Will include a description of the plan to advertise, publicize, and distribute information for this project.


The scope of work will include a timeline indicating when each task will be undertaken and/or completed. Project funding is typically annual, multi-year projects will need to reapply each new calendar year, as needed.


The project budget will include both revenue and expense categories; all income (including in-kind) will be broken out by amount and source, and expenses will be itemized.


Generally TPA support for funded projects is provided on a reimbursement basis.


Each funded project applicant will be required to submit a final report and invoice at the end of the project, and may be required to submit periodic progress reports during the course of the project. The final report will include tourism impacts including number of hotel room nights generated by the event.

Contact Person

Each project application will designate a primary individual as the contact for the project. This individual will be the primary representative in dealings with the County.

Hotel References

Each project application will include the contact information from representatives of two lodging establishments located within Snohomish County; these contacts will serve as a references for the project benefit to the lodging industry.

Form W-9

Each project application must include a completed IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification).

  • IRS Form W-9 (84.43 KB)

    Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Selection Process:
  1. After an application is submitted to the TPA Board, it will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Applicant may be contacted to provide clarification, make corrections, or supply additional information. Applications that do not meet the guidelines will be disqualified and returned.
  2. Qualifying applications will then be evaluated by the Snohomish County TPA Board. Applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the Board meeting and may be requested to attend in order to answer any questions the TPA Board might have. The TPA Board’s recommendations to fund projects will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Council for review and action.
  3. The Snohomish County TPA Board may recommend funding in full or in part based on adherence to the criteria, fund availability and competitiveness of the application process. 
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