Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Program

The Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) program is funded through a special fee on lodging provided by hotels with 40 rooms or more throughout Pierce County. Funds are used to promote tourism and increase overnight stays at lodging facilities.

TPA board members are recommended by the Pierce County Lodging Association, appointed by the Pierce County Executive, and confirmed by the Pierce County Council.

  1. Application Process
  2. Applications
  3. Workshops
  4. Resources

TPA Applications for the 2021 Funding Cycle are available September 11, 2020. Application deadline is October 9, 2020 by 4:00 pm and a one-on-one application workshop is required before submission. Click here for application process instructions.


Upon submission, the application packet must include the following:

  • TPA Master Application
  • Applicable Sub-Application(s)
  • TPA Master Budget Detail spreadsheet
  • Financial Documents:
    • Organization’s 2021 Operating Budget
    • December 31, 2019 Financial Statement including Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Non-Profit IRS Determination Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation/By-Laws
  • Designation of Authorized Official Letter
  • Current Board of Directors List