Lincoln County Economic Development Council

Please contact the EDC with any questions: 509-368-7085 Janice.


Attention local Festivals and Event coordinators!
Washington Festival and Events Association in partnership with Washington State Department of Commerce and ArtsWA, is pleased to offer a Festival and Events Grant Program.

This program supports “legacy-level” community events, including:

  • festivals
  • civic and holiday celebrations
  • cultural and heritage events
  • music festivals
  • street and art fairs
“Legacy-level” refers to events that have taken place in the community for five or more years and draw visitors from outside the community.
Funding supports events in communities of less than 100,000 residents (based on the 2020 Census). Funding supports the 2022 calendar year.
Grants are designed to either restart and stabilize “legacy-level” festival and events suspended in 2020 and 2021, recover from disruptions and losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or both.
Covered expenses include deposits on infrastructure (security, temporary fencing, staging, lights, sound equipment, etc.) and staff and labor costs. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000. Award amounts are based on need and demonstrated losses.