Providing funding for tourism-related projects.
The Town of Lakeview Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Grant provides funding for tourism-related projects in Lakeview. Eligible projects are those designed to increase tourism or can reasonably be expected to increase tourism, whether it be for an overnight or day use visit.
The Town’s definition of tourism is “economic activity resulting from tourists.” A tourist is defined as “a person who, for business or pleasure, recreation, or participation in events related to the arts, heritage or culture, travels from the community in which that person is a resident to the Town of Lakeview.”
Funding for the program comes from the Town of Lakeview’s Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) funds as authorized by state law. ORS Section 320.300 to 320.350 and Town of Lakeview Ordinance #861.
Lakeview TLT Grants provide funding for tourism-related projects that have the potential to become significant and self-sustaining, and that align with the goals and priorities primarily outlined by the Town of Lakeview and secondarily by Lake County, and the county’s goal driven objectives as outline at lakecountyor.org/business/major_employers.php.
Tourism goals for Lakeview include, but are not limited to:
Lakeview TLT Grant funds may be awarded to public, private, or non-profit organizations whose project demonstrates an ability to benefit the greater public interests of tourism attractions, product development, expansion of services, promotion, and/or marketing and to work into sustainability.
Projects will be evaluated on the following attributes and qualities:
Please fill out a complete Transient Lodging Tax Grant Application Packet to apply (packet below for download). You must use the forms that we provide to be eligible. The packet includes application, signature page, scoring form and agreement.
Transient Lodging Tax Grant Application Packet (Print Version) or Transient Lodging Tax Grant Application Packet (Online Fillable Version)
Sample Event Budget (Template for your convenience.)
Transient Lodging Tax Registration of Operator
Transient Lodging Tax Quarterly Remittance Form
Ordinance No. 861: An ordinance implementing a six percent (6%) Transient Lodging Tax (TLT)
ECONorthwest TLT Rules