The Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants next application cycle will open in January of 2020.
On April 24, Travel Oregon announced five projects were awarded funding for 2019-2020.
The mission of Travel Oregon is: “A better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.” Travel Oregon has established a program to make grant awards available to “tourism promotion agencies for wine and culinary tourism promotion.”
A “Tourism Promotion Agency” is defined as:
- An incorporated nonprofit organization or governmental units responsible for the tourism promotion of a destination on a year-round basis
- A nonprofit entity that manages tourism-related economic development programs and projects
- A regional or statewide association that represents entities that rely on tourism-related business for more than 50% of their total income
To learn more about eligibility requirements and the grant process, download the 2019-2020 Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Guidelines.