The Kitsap Public Facilities District (KPFD) uses
a Washington State sales tax rebate to
invest in sports, recreation, entertainment and conference facilities in Kitsap County. The KPFD
seeks to promote the use of
these facilities, to expand local recreational options and
to stimulate economic
benefit to the community by assisting local organizations host regional sports tournaments and special events at
the facilities built or
renovated with KPFD-managed funds.
• EventFund PURPOSE
The KPFD makes funds available through the KPFD EventFund
for promotion and
marketing of the events
and facilities to support Kitsap County-based organizations that want to host, produce and/or market local and regional sports tournaments or special events at KPFD qualified venues.
• EventFund GUIDELINES
The KPFD Board of Directors accepts applications and makes fund allocations from the KPFD EventFund twice a year in January and June. Fund award decisions are competitive and range from $500 to $5,000.
Download a PDF of the
Application and Instructions.
Applicants must be a Kitsap County-based
funds to promote and
market regional sports tournaments and events hosted at one of the following three venues developed with KPFD-managed funds.
• Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
• Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center
• Facilities within North Kitsap Regional Event Center
KPFD EventFund primarily supports programs
through funds for
marketing and promotion that stimulate economic activity by drawing out-of-county participants, families and tournament enthusiasts to Kitsap County, while also providing entertaining and healthful recreational opportunities for Kitsap County residents.
Awards must be used for the purpose
of marketing and promoting the event and
the facility, the purpose must be stated clearly in the proposal and in accord with the event plan, budget and time line.
The KPFD logo must be prominently
displayed in the marketing literature
Ten percent or more of the funds awarded
must be spent with the Visit Kitsap
Peninsula tourism organization for
assistance with logos, literature, press
releases, flyers, advertising and
posters to promote and advertise the
event, unless otherwise allowed by the
Organizations may apply for KPFD
EventFunds for a specific
activity or event for up to three years.
The intent is to support the
organization or event until it becomes
self-sustaining. To be considered for
funding in any additional years, the
event follow-up reporting requirement
must be thorough and detailed,
demonstrating progress toward
The KPFD is committed to the development of successful events in Kitsap County. To that end, we encourage applicants to contact the KPFD staff prior to submitting an application for funding. We are pleased to discuss project ideas, help develop a realistic event budget or assist as you prioritize the organizational details of the event.
We also are available to review the funding proposal
prior to the final submittal. These services are available as time permits until one week prior to the application deadline.
KPFD EventFund is based on a number of factors,
including, but not limited to, projected
number of participants, projected
attendees, potential for future growth
of the tournament or event, uniqueness
or duplication of programming within
Kitsap County, and demonstrated need of
the organization. Additional community
support, matching funds and the
potential for long-term sustainability
are also important, considered to be
strong positive indicators for receiving
an award from the KPFD EventFund.
In all instances the funds requested are
to be clearly shown to be used for
promoting and marketing the event.
Please download the full document for
all the pertinent details. (click here)
KPFD EventFund prioritizes support for programs and events that:
- Draw participants and audience members from beyond Kitsap County.
an effective marketing plan for
promoting the event.
- Encourage over-night stays in Kitsap County area hotels
collaborative efforts among teams, schools, businesses,
- Leverage KPFD allocation with funds from other sources.
- Encourage use of volunteers.
- Enhance participation opportunities for children and you
KPFD requires KPFD
to submit a
detailed after-event report,
including where the EventFund
dollars were spent,
and the public benefit derived
from the event.
- A brief narrative highlighting an
overall evaluation of the event
- The strengths & weaknesses of the
- Number of participants and the
demographics (age, residence, etc)
- Number of spectators/audience and
the demographics of this group
- Estimated number of overnight
stays (VKP can assist with this)
- Financial report comparing budget
to actual revenue and costs
- outline future plans for the event
Please Note: the KPFD Board of Directors occasionally may revise this policy to maintain flexibility and to reflect community needs.
Download a PDF of the Application & Guidelines
Fill out the
Application Form, use your own stationary or plain paper
for the remaining sections.
PART I -
PART 2 - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
PART 3 - PROGRAM BUDGET:
PART 4 -
SUPPORT FROM COLLABORATING AGENCIES:
PART 5 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Applications may be submitted to KPFD in two ways:
1) Mailing: Applications may be mailed to Kitsap Public Facilities District, 9230 Bay Shore Dr NW, Suite 101, Silverdale, 98383.
2) Email: Application may be attached to an email and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation will be sent within one week that application has been received.
Late applications will not be accepted
If you have any questions, please send an email to
email@example.com or call (360) 698-1885.
Thank you for your interest in applying for the KPFD EventFund.