Travel Oregon works to create a better life for all Oregonians through strong, sustainable local communities that welcome a diversity of explorers.
That’s why we’re dedicated to helping communities develop successful programs, events, assets and destinations. More than $8 million grants have been awarded through Travel Oregon’s matching grants program in the past 11 years to 190 projects across the state
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 grant funding.
In light of the continuing economic impact and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Travel Oregon is reviewing its Competitive Grants Program to determine how these funds can best support Oregon’s travel and tourism businesses and organizations in their recovery. Therefore, the Competitive Small Grants Program, scheduled to open in August 2020, has been postponed. Travel Oregon announces all of its grant opportunities through the industry newsletter.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program
On June 3, Travel Oregon awarded more than $800,000 to support small businesses across the state
In an effort to support entities that have direct ties to driving overnight visitation, Travel Oregon established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. Those grant dollars were awarded in June 2020.