Travel Oregon Competitive Grants Program
The Travel Oregon Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of ‘a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.’ To be eligible for funding, projects must be for tourism purposes and demonstrate a direct tie to the mission of Travel Oregon.
Travel Oregon’s 2018-2020 Competitive Medium Grants program is accepting applications until 5 p.m. on June 6, 2018. Learn more by reading the 2018-2020 Competitive Medium Grants Guidelines and by visiting the Grants Application Documents page.
|GRANT PROGRAM||GRANT FUNDING|
Opens July 30, 2018
Closes August 29, 2018
Award Announcement - October 17, 2018
|Up to $20,000 ask||
within 12 months
Opens April 23, 2018
Closes June 6, 2018
Award Announcement - July 23, 2018
|$20,000 - $100,000 ask||
within 24 months
This program is opened only
under the direction of the
Oregon Tourism Commission
|Greater than $100,000 ask||
within 10 years
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Competitive Small Grants Program
Travel Oregon’s Competitive Small Grants program was open from July 10, 2017-Aug. 9, 2017. On Sept. 20, 2017 a total of $400,000 was awarded to 29 projects across the state.
Read more about our 2017-2018 Competitive Small Grants awardees. The next Competitive Small Grants funding cycle will open in July 2018.
Competitive Large Grants Program
At its public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 the Oregon Tourism Commission voted to open their Competitive Large Grants program for applications. The Commission further chose to designate $2.5 million dollars from the current fiscal year and an additional $2.5 million dollars over the course of the 2017-2019 biennium to initially fund this program. Eligible projects may be funded over more than one biennium.
Competitive Large Grant applications are for grants greater than $100,000 and must demonstrate at least a 50 percent cash match. Large grant awards are intended to create statewide impacts or impact multiple regions. Eligible projects must provide for the improvement or expansion of the tourism economy in Oregon by showcasing the state on a national or global stage or is a world-class asset.
During a public meeting of the Large Grants Review Committee on Monday, Nov. 27, it was determined that out of 15 applications received, a single applicant would move forward as a finalist to present to the Oregon Tourism Commission on Monday, Dec. 4.
At its Tuesday, Dec. 5 Oregon Tourism Commission meeting, the Commission awarded Oregon21, based in Eugene, $10 million for the 2021 IAAF World Championships that will showcase Oregon on a broad international scale. The grant awardee will be funded $2.5 million per year for four years. Read more about the 2017-2019 Competitive Large Grants awardee. Travel Oregon’s Competitive Large Grants are only opened at the direction of the Oregon Tourism Commission.
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