Hermiston Seeks Recreational Project Proposals for TRT Funding


Today is the last day the city of Hermiston will accept project proposals for Transient Room Tax (TRT) dedicated for recreation in the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year.

The competitive grant program represents about $25,000 — or 15 percent of 5/8ths of the Transient Room Tax collected in the prior year — and must be spent on recreation programs and projects within Hermiston city limits.

Applications must be submitted no later than today, Friday, June 18 at 4 p.m.

TRT funding criteria and eligibility:

  • Total project fund allocation for 2021 is approximately $25,000.
  • Projects must be within the city of Hermiston.
  • Applicants must have a non-profit tax status.
  • Projects that benefit Hermiston through enhanced tourism, promotion, marketing, and lodging will be given highest consideration.
  • Projects that benefit the greatest number of participants will be given greater consideration.
  • Projects that represent a broad base of other support shall be given greater consideration.
  • Funded projects are required to submit a breakdown of expenditures on how the funds were spent including receipts prior to reimbursement.

Applicants may be invited to make a 10-minute presentation regarding their proposal on a date to be determined.


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