Travel Oregon works to create a better life for all Oregonians through strong, sustainable local communities that welcome a diversity of explorers.
In June of 2020, Travel Oregon awarded $800,225 to local Oregon businesses to support job retention and stabilization through a newly created COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. In light of the continuing economic impact and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Travel Oregon unveiled a Competitive & Recovery Grants Program during its State of the Industry webinar on Mar. 2, 2021.
We’re dedicated to helping communities develop successful programs, events, assets and destinations. In the past five years, more than $12 million has been awarded to support hundreds of projects and organizations across the state through Travel Oregon’s grant programs.
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.
Travel Oregon’s Competitive Grants Program that awarded funding based on small, medium and large requests, may resume in the future, but currently the focus of the Competitive Grants Program will be based on recovery efforts for the travel and tourism industry. Travel Oregon announces all of its grant opportunities through the industry newsletter.