On Tuesday, a number of local tourism projects were provided funds through the county Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).
On their meeting agenda, the Grays Harbor Commissioners were presented a request from the county Tourism Department to allocate funding through the 2021 GH Tourism Grant Program.
In total, over $80,000 was recommended for Festival and Event Grant Applications and Hospitality Projects and an additional $100,000 for Major Tourism Project Grants.
The committee presented the recommendations after voting on them at their November meeting, adding that the 3% Lodging Tax that funds the grant programs has done well during the Covid-19 restriction period and those revenues are on track to meet or potentially come in above 2020 budget projections.
Included in the funded events were over $44,000 to the International Mermaid Museum, nearly $34,000 for the USA Freeride Championships, $20,000 for Olympic Stadium repairs, and more.
The recommendation was approved unanimously by the commissioners.