Matching Grants Programs

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center developed a marketing plan through the Oregon Tourism Commission Matching Grants Program. (Image by Sumio Koizumi)

Are you looking for matching grant funds to complete a tourism-related project? Take a look at Travel Oregon’s three grant programs to see if you fit the eligibility requirements to apply for funding.

  • Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program: Cities, counties, port districts, federally recognized tribes and nonprofit entities located in Oregon and involved with tourism promotion and development are eligible for grants from this matching grant program. Projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local economies and communities throughout Oregon by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry are eligible to receive funding.
  • Rural Tourism Studio Matching Grants Program: Graduating communities of the Rural Tourism Studio are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in matching grant funds. Applications may be submitted for up to two projects which must be supported by the local priorities identified in the Rural Tourism Studio program.
  • Wine Country License Plate Grants Program: The revenues from the sale of the Wine Country license plate will be used to support culinary projects and tourism programs in Oregon. Rules and guidelines to implement this effort are being developed. The program is estimated to launch in the Fall of 2014.