Hermiston Seeks Recreational Project Proposals for TRT Funding

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The city of Hermiston is accepting 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 Friday, June 18 at 4 p.m. An application can be found at the link below.

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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