MARINETTE — The City of Marinette announced that the deadline for applications seeking use of city room tax dollars is set for Feb. 28.
Grant applications for projects/events promoting City of Marinette tourism must be submitted at the City Hall Mayor’s Office by Feb. 28 to be considered for review by the City of Marinette Room Tax Commission.
Nonprofit organizations or groups partnered with nonprofits are eligible for the Room Tax Grants. The Room Tax Commission is responsible for determining appropriate expenditures for the development and promotion of tourism in the City of Marinette. An eligible event/project may be a new event, a one-time event, or an existing event or project. Decisions of the commission will be based on the likelihood of visitors from out of town staying overnight in lodging facilities as a result of the event or project. The overnight stays will generate additional room tax funds to support grants in the future.
Samples of eligible grants may be marketing projects, including advertising media buys, creation and distribution of printed or electronic promotional tourist materials, or efforts to recruit conventions, sporting events, or motor coach groups.
Additional eligibility information and application is available at the city website, www.marinette.wi.usc under Residents/Forms, Lic& Permits/Room Tax Grant, or by contacting 715-732-5139.