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.
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.
Applications for the program will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. Download the Competitive Large Grants Guidelines for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.
|GRANT PROGRAM||GRANT FUNDING|
Opens July 2018
|Up to $20,000 ask||
within 12 months
Opens Spring/Summer 2018
|$20,000 - $100,000 ask||
within 24 months
Currently Open - Oct. 5-Nov. 13, 2017
|Greater than $100,000 ask||
within 10 years
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.
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